Hadi Choopan Receives Massive Hero’s Welcome Following Victory at 2022 Olympia

Welcome home

Hadi Chopin was greeted by a huge crowd when he returned to Iran.

Hadi Choopan reached the pinnacle of the sport of bodybuilding by winning the 2022 Mr. Olympia title. Upon his return home to Iran, he was treated like a hero by fans coming to see him.

Choopan became the first Iranian bodybuilder to lift the Sandow trophy. He dedicated his victory to the women and people in the country who have taken a stand. After years of work in and out of the gym, Choopan earned the prize that he has been working for — and it was not easy.

This year’s competition was considered the deepest group in Men’s Open history. Choopan came in shredded once again and proved superior during prejudging. He was able to beat out Derek Lunsford and Nick Walker, who finished second and third respectively. Big Ramy was considered the favorite once again but fell to fifth due to some imperfections.

Hadi Choopan Returns Home

Hadi Choopan is featured in the documentary Generation Iron Persia as the fan of the sport in the country. It is extremely popular and it showed when the Olympia champ return home to Shiraz, Iran.


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In a recent GI Exclusive Interview, coach Hany Rambod detailed the prep for Choopan that ultimately led to his victory. Many believe that Hadi Choopan entered the 2021 competition in good enough shape to be crowned champion. He was just as shredded in 2022 but Rambod explained how he put on 10 pounds of muscle over the final two months of prep.

You can watch Generation Iron Persia on all major digital platforms right here.

Hadi Choopan deserved the welcome that he got following the 2022 Olympia. One thing that is for sure is that he will look to hang onto the title for as long as possible.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.