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First Mr.Olympia from India Iqbal Sayed Brings Silver

The first ever Mr. Olympia from India brings home silver to the country


Mr. Olympia had always been a contest which boxers want to clinch at any day in their course of their career. As on Dec 11, a recent win in Mr. Olympia “IqbalSayedmade into highlights. Since last 20 years, it has been a tough competition. Iqbal Sayed hails from Mumbai and as clinched a Silver medal in the recently concluded contest.

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His Background:

Sayed is a structural designer with Reliance Infrastructure and Mumbai Metro and this is said to be his first competition. Sayed was amongst the runner-up contestants of 2015 Mr. Olympia, where he beat 20 members from different nations in the Classic Bodybuilding classification and completed second.

In his thanking speech, he said Im extremely upbeat that Ive possessed the capacity to do justice to the preparation that I put in for as long as a half year. Since I have a normal everyday employment, it implies that I needed to devote all my opportunity to this amusement Sayed told Sportsmania.com.

The challenges he faced:

He was endured with Typhoid 10 days before the competition. He broke down in tears when he explained how he kept his will, even after knowing that he may not be able to compete if he is not completely cured. Be that as it may, I needed to partake as I invest so much exertion, Sayed additionally included, while demonstrating appreciation towards every one of the general population around him who helped him win.

Mr. Olympia from India brings home silver to the country


His Coach:

None other than the famous Rakesh Udiyar, took responsibility to train him and guide through what are the loopholes of bodybuilding for such a tough competition. Rakesh Udiyar is the same coach who trained the famous Bollywood actor “Aamir Khan” in the movie Dangal.

From being a structural designer with a designing an MBA degree to an expert weightlifter, Sayeds voyage is a motivation for individuals. He began weight training a year back and went ahead to be delegated as Junior Maharashtra Shree and Mr. Ghatkopar.


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His Next Goal:

Sayed is someone for whom this triumph does not fulfill his goals, rather this is just a stepping stone. This triumph was unquestionably not a simple one as Sayed was experiencing Typhoid just before the occasion. Nonetheless, he battled despite seemingly insurmountable opposition and partook in the challenge as well as won the silver award.

Truth to be told, after this triumph, he is presently the second best exemplary weightlifter in Asia. Expecting to discover a place for him in the wellness business, Sayed feels that on the off chance that he can accomplish such a great amount with just 3 hours of training a day, at that point on the off chance that he takes it up full time, he can improve. He wants to clinch a gold medal in the next Mr. Olympia with sheer practice and making it into a full-time routine.

A people’s man:

With such a reputed title, Sayed remains untouched from having proud feeling and thanked every single individual who played a part in his success. Sayed expressed gratitude toward his Mumbai Metro Project group, his boss at Reliance Infrastructure, and HR officers for helping him prepare for the competition while being at work.





He additionally expressed gratitude toward his closest companion for being a persistent motivational coach and his help. I never entered this competition to win anything”, I entered to get an introduction at this level, however, some way or another I awed the judges and here I am, Sayed said. There couldnt have been a superior and humbler reaction than this.

Article by: Asaan Gupta



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