George Farah shares his critique of Hadi Choopan’s Olympia 2019 physique.
Hadi Choopan shocked the world with the last minute announcement that he finally received a visa to travel to the US and compete in the Olympia 2019. He further shocked audiences by ultimately landing in 3rd place in the Men’s Open category. It was a historic moment for the fan favorite bodybuilder. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, George Farah shares his thoughts on the quality of Hadi Choopan’s Olympia physique and what his future might hold.
George Farah is a legendary trainer in his own right, so when we had a chance to sit down with him for an interview – we were excited to ask him about Hadi Choopan’s first ever Mr. Olympia appearance. What did the expert bodybuilding coach think of Hadi’s physique?
George Farah thinks that Hadi Choopan is a fan favorite for good reason. He also states that Hadi has maintained a stellar physique for years before he started getting noticed. Farah reflects on the first time he saw him nearly a decade ago and how impressed he was with his physique.
So what does the future hold for Hadi Choopan? Will he be a major contender in the Men’s Open category for the Olympia 2020? George Farah was a bit more hesitant to dole out superlatives – stating that Hadi’s top five placing was a right place, right time moment.
Farah goes on to state that if heavy hitter bodybuilders such as Phil Heath, Shawn Rhoden, and Big Ramy return to the Olympia 2020, he doesn’t think that Hadi will be able to place in the top 5 again. Of course, Farah wants to make it clear that doesn’t take away from the accomplishment Hadi Choopan achieved this past year.
At the end of the day, Hadi Choopan has some of the best bodybuilding conditioning in the sport. And while conditioning is important, it’s not the only factor that makes an Olympia champion. According to George Farah, Hadi is a truly exceptional bodybuilder that will continue to impress… he just has a few other prime time athletes to beat out first.
Check out George Farah’s full opinion on Hadi Choopan’s physique in our latest GI Exclusive interview segment above!