Big Ramy wins the 2020 Mr. Olympia and People’s Choice Award.
In what would be a historic competition, head judge Steve Weinberger pushed the athletes to the limit with comparison after comparison.
In what would be a very close battle between Big Ramy, Brandon Curry, Phil Heath, Hadi Choopan and William Bonac, the fight for the Olympia title was a very close battle.
Hadi Choopan continued to improve during the competition to push William Bonac to fifth place compared to his second place finish in 2019.
Hadi ended up finishing in fourth place compared to his third in 2019. Nobody could match Hadi’s detailed condition, but size would be the difference when it came to placings.
7X Mr. Olympia Phil Heath arrived in Florida expecting to take home his eighth Olympia title, but it turned out to be a much more difficult task.
Phil had to battle with a focused Brandon Curry and a very large and conditioned Big Ramy.
Phil Heath had to settle for third place. Accepting the title as a champion, Phil accepted his award with dignity.
Defending champion Brandon Curry had to settle for second. If Big Ramy was not around, the story would be Brandon winning his second title, but this story had a different ending.
Brandon succeeded in defeating 7X Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, but as the competition continued, it was evident that he was a bit behind Big Ramy.
Brandon is still a great ambassador for the Mr. Olympia and he will surely be back for the 2021 Mr. Olympia to try to win his title back.
From the minute Big Ramy stepped on the Olympia stage in prejudging, it was evident that Big Ramy had a chance to win the Mr. Olympia title.
Nobody could match his size or condition and he was looking like the obvious winner.
Being a fan favorite, Big Ramy also won the People’s Choice award by the fans.
Big Ramy winning the Mr. Olympia will make him a household name all over the world, especially in Egypt and the neighboring countries.
There might be some debate that Big Ramy did not qualify and he was given an easy ticket to the show by receiving the ‘Special Invite’ from the Olympia committee.
Teaming up with Dennis James and Chad Nicholls was the best solution for Big Ramy in 2020, hopefully he will continue his progress for 2021.
A big well done to Big Ramy and all the athletes for putting on a excellent Olympia contest. This was the best Mr. Olympia contests in recent years.
Full results to be published shortly.
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2020 Mr. Olympia Results
1. Big Ramy, $400,000
2. Brandon Curry, $150,000
3. Phil Heath, $100,000
4. Hadi Choopan, $45,000
5. William Bonac, $40,000
Mr. Olympia Winners History
2019 Brandon Curry Las Vegas, NV
2018 Shawn Rhoden Las Vegas, NV
2017 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2016 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2015 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2014 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2013 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2012 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2011 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2010 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2009 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2008 Dexter Jackson Las Vegas, NV
2007 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2006 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2005 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2004 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2003 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2002 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2001 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2000 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1999 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1998 Ronnie Coleman New York, NY
1997 Dorian Yates Los Angeles, CA
1996 Dorian Yates Chicago, IL
1995 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1994 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1993 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1992 Dorian Yates Helsinki, Finland
1991 Lee Haney Orlando, FL
1990 Lee Haney Chicago, IL
1989 Lee Haney Rimini, Italy
1988 Lee Haney Los Angeles, CA
1987 Lee Haney Gothenburg, Sweden
1986 Lee Haney Columbus, OH
1985 Lee Haney Brussels, Belgium
1984 Lee Haney New York, NY
1983 Samir Bannout Munich, Germany
1982 Chris Dickerson London, England
1981 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1980 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sydney, Australia
1979 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1978 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1977 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1976 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1975 Arnold Schwarzenegger Pretoria, South Africa
1974 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1973 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1972 Arnold Schwarzenegger Essen, Germany
1971 Arnold Schwarzenegger Paris France
1970 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1969 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1968 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1967 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1966 Larry Scott New York, NY
1965 Larry Scott New York, NY