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Will Big Ramy Be Able To Qualify For The 2019 Olympia?

Domenic Mauro

Shortly after revealing his game plan, Big Ramy lets us know through an interview with Dennis James that he has a shoulder injury. This could take him out for about four weeks, if not more. He also confirmed once again that he’s competing at the Tampa Pro. The Tampa Pro Show is the last Olympia qualifier for 2019. Dexter Jackson also confirmed that he’s competing at the Tampa Pro. Putting all this together, the question is, will Big Ramy be able to qualify for the 2019 Olympia? 

It’s a do-or-die situation for Big Ramy, and it doesn’t look good. A shoulder injury that may possibly require surgery will affect his prep going into the Tampa Pro. The recovery time leading up to the Tampa Show will also prevent him from competing in other competitions, which he could possibly win or at least use to gain some points through the Olympia qualification system. With Dexter competing against him, Big Ramy will have to bring his best. Dexter technically doesn’t actually have to qualify for the 2019 Olympia, as he won the contest in 2008, giving him a lifetime bye. But given Dexter’s competitive nature and with rumours of his retirement looming, its safe to say Dexter’s goal will be to bring in his best physique yet. 

All that being said, Ramy did place sixth at the last Olympia, ahead of Dexter, who finished seventh. Although he’s proven he can beat Dexter, at this point in time, it still doesn’t look good for Ramy. It’s safe to say there will be a lot riding on the placings at the Tampa Pro on August 24.


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