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Hadi Choopan blames discrimination for Olympia Weekend absence


Hadi Choopan blames discrimination for Olympia Weekend absence.

Another year and another problem for Iranian Hadi Choopan to set foot on American soil.

The champion bodybuilding qualified for the Olympia for another year and again will not be able to compete due to USA travel bans.

Choopan finally confirmed that he will not be travelling to the 2018 Olympia Weekend because of the long process it takes to apply for a special visa to get into the country.

Although discrimination may not let me be physically there, I am confident no one would be able to fill my spot!  – Hadi Choopan

Hadi is not putting the blame on the IFBB Pro League or its officials, but he did not hold back in saying that he is being discriminated.

It would have been a dream battle seeing Hadi go up against Flex Lewis on his final 212 Olympia, but again, this will not be happening.

We will all have to wait for Hadi to go up against Flex Lewis at the AGO Grand Prix in Seoul, Korea on 23 September 2018.

This is what Hadi Choopan had to say about the situation in two separate posts on his official Instagram page:

It’s the manner of getting qualified for the show and not necessarily competing at the show as everyone’s body talks! Although discrimination may not let me be physically there, I am confident no one would be able to fill my spot! 

Sometimes phenomenal must be presented when they deserve to!
I am sure my spot is reserved!

To all my friends and fans around the world, 
I am pleased to say special thanks to my one and only one amazing pro trainer @HanyRambod for all of his great supports until now.


My brother @flex_lewis which I am pretty sure will present a great show for audiences and wish him the best of luck!

A great thanks to the president of @ifbb_pro_league Mr.Jim Manion . IFBB is where all of us; pro bodybuilders, get the genuinity of our profession from and I have special respect for them. 
With the great support of my sponsor and my management team, through hiring a professional lawyer for US visa ,currently my visa application is on process and due to the Travel Ban for Iranian citizens it takes longer than usual and obviously the entire process has nothing to do with anyone or organization and it’s all base on the US Immigration decision.

I am confident the future is mine💪🏻

 

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To all my friends and fans around the world, I am pleased to say special thanks to my one and only one amazing pro trainer @HanyRambod for all of his great supports until now. my brother @flex_lewis which I am pretty sure will present a great show for audiences and wish him the best of luck! A great thanks to the president of @ifbb_pro_league Mr.Jim Manion . IFBB is where all of us; pro bodybuilders, get the genuinity of our profession from and I have special respect for them. With the great support of my sponsor and my management team, through hiring a professional lawyer for US visa ,currently my visa application is on process and due to the Travel Ban for Iranian citizens it takes longer than usual and obviously the entire process has nothing to do with anyone or organization and it’s all base on the US Immigration decision. I am confident the future is mine💪🏻 با احترام به تمام طرفداران و دوستدارنم در سراسر دنیا بدین وسیله قدردان زحمات بی شائبه مربی پرافتخار خودم اقای ”هنی رمبد” و شرکت Evogen Nutrition میباشم. همچنین بعنوان یک بدنساز حرفه ای بدون شک موفقیت و ورود به دنیای حرفه ای خودم رو به IFBB مدیون و همواره برای این سازمان و مدیریت محترمش جناب اقای جیم مانیا احترام خاصی قائل میباشم. برای دوست و برادر پرتلاشم اقای فلکس لوییس هم ارزوی موفقیت دارم و میدونم که بازهم خوش خواهد درخشید. در خصوص امور ویزای بنده برای کشور امریکا علیرغم زمان کم و خوب نوع ویزای درخواستی از اداره مهاجرت امریکا که شامل دو بخش میباشد، موافقت بخش اول با موفقیت انجام شد و درحال حاضر در بخش دوم پروسه ویزا ،پرونده من درحال گذراندن مراحل اداری میباشید که بواسطه قانون ممنوعیت سفر برای شهروندان ایران عموما تصمیم گیری برای اعلام نتیجه ،صدور و یا عدم صدور ویزا مشمول زمان نسبتا طولانی و نوعن نامعینی میگردد. درهرحال انتظار من از شما بجز حمایت های همیشگیتون ،جلوگیری از هرگونه بی احترامی و شایعه پراکنی میباشد و من نوید و اطمینان موفقیت ها وسربلندی شما در آینده ای بسیاز نزدیک رو به شما خواهم داد.

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