At just 30 years old, Hassan Mostafa might have the best days of his bodybuilding career ahead of him. After winning the 2022 Puerto Rico and Orlando Pro earlier this year, the Men’s Open athlete earned his second-ever qualification to the upcoming Mr. Olympia contest, taking place this December. Roughly four months before Mostafa steps onto the Las Vegas stage for the second time, a recent training update shows the Egyptian competitor is preparing well for his debut.
On August 22, 2022, Mostafa shared Instagram footage of himself flexing his muscles and showing off different ripped aspects of his current physique. Without a caption, what Mostafa’s body weight is in the clip is unclear. All that is evident is that his arms, legs, back, and chest look impressive as he displays them one by one. His lower-body vascularity is also very apparent.
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According to NPC News Online, Mostafa began his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League career in early 2019. Since then, the athlete has steadily tried to rise up the Men’s Open Division ranks.
Mostafa’s first Pro League contest saw the athlete earn a third-place result at the 2019 Indy Pro. He followed that with a fifth-place finish at the 2019 Tampa Pro. Eventually, after stringing together a few solid performances over the years, Mostafa made his first Mr. Olympia appearance during the 2021 edition. He finished in 13th place.
The year 2022 has been the most productive for Mostafa thus far, as the Puerto Rico and Orlando Pro competitions were the first wins of his career. Here’s a rundown of Mostafa’s Pro League resume:
Hassan Mostafa | IFBB Pro League Career Results
- 2019 Indy Pro — Third place
- 2019 Tampa Pro — Fifth place
- 2020-2021 New York Pro — Fourth place (2020), Third place (2021)
- 2021 California Pro — Third place
- 2021-2022 Puerto Rico Pro — Third place (2021) | First place (2022); First career victory
- 2021 Chicago Pro — Sixth place
- 2021 Texas Pro — Fifth place
- 2021 Arnold Classic — Ninth place
- 2021 Mr. Olympia — 13th place
- 2022 Orlando Pro — First place
Note: Mostafa has only ever competed in the Men’s Open division as an IFBB Pro League member.
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To push as a dark horse in December’s Olympia, Mostafa will have to overcome a host of worthy Men’s Open athletes. Among the more notable names, there’s the son of a bodybuilding legend in Hunter Labrada, one of the sport’s bigger rising stars in Nick Walker, former Olympia champion Brandon Curry (2019), and last but not least — two-time defending champ (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay. Plus, in the event he earns his IFBB Pro Card in time, there’s also promising newcomer Michal Križánek.
It’s a tall order for any athlete, let alone an elite bodybuilder like Mostafa. Yet, anything might be possible if he can carry the momentum of a strong 2022 into the Olympia. The 2022 Mr. Olympia will occur on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.
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