How Reigning Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan Suffered Partial Hearing Loss Due To Boxing

Apart from strict dieting and grueling training sessions, the life of a bodybuilder has many more challenges that one cannot even think of. Reigning Mr. Olympia champion Hadi Choopan has faced countless troubles before even reaching the Mr. Olympia stage. The IFBB Pro has won countless hearts with its performances over the years. However, there is always uncertainty about his presence due to the visa troubles that the Iranian bodybuilder faces.

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Making things worse, what many fans are not aware of is the fact that Hadi Choopan has partial hearing loss. However, neither of these two things could stop ‘The Persian Wolf’ from dethroning Big Ramy at last year’s Mr. Olympia. As we are approaching Mr. Olympia 2023, let’s take a look at Choopan’s struggles with partial hearing loss and the reason behind them.

Hadi Choopan’s struggles with partial hearing loss


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The fame and recognition that Hadi Choopan has gained over the past couple of years is unparalleled to any other athlete in the realm of bodybuilding. The Iranian IFBB pro bodybuilder proved his mettle at last year’s Olympia stage as he lifted the Sandow trophy, ending Big Ramy’s streak of two consecutive titles.

According to“The teenager also practiced boxing for a while, and the blows he received led to his partial loss of hearing. He later said he never looked at this problem as a weakness but accepted it as part of life.” Furthermore, it was disclosed that “he left boxing at the age of 18, and, with the support of his brother, became a professional bodybuilder.”

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Despite all the troubles that he has faced with his hearing disability, he has continued to strive through the difficulties and make a name for himself in the world of competitive bodybuilding. He carried a much better condition on stage against Big Ramy, which helped him win the title.


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While Choopan is currently preparing for his second consecutive win on the Olympia stage, only time will tell what it has planned for him. Who do you think is going to emerge victorious in this year’s contest? Let us know your views in the comments. 


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