“I Am Prepared for the Hardest Thing”: After Missing Out Mr. Olympia 2023 Owing to VISA Issues, Iranian Bodybuilder Forges Ahead in Life

The toughest part of a bodybuilder’s life is, despite earning a Pro Card, not being able to take part in the most prestigious bodybuilding event, Mr. Olympia. The misery, unfortunately, is still haunting the Iranian bodybuilder’s career. Behrooz Tabani won the spot in the 2023 Mr.Olympia, and also impressed with his victory in the 2023 Arnold Classic South America. Unfortunately, regardless of impressive wins in competitions, he’s been facing hurdles with the Visa since last year.

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The IFBB pro bodybuilder did not get the call for a visa, despite his best efforts. This has negatively impacted the sentiments of not only Tabani, but the entire community. People criticized IFFB and the government for his non-participation. He shared a strong message on his social media showing his sportsmanship and self-belief, which gained a lot of attention.

Behrooz Tabani’s determination amid hurdles


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Tabani’s Instagram carousel includes two short posing videos and a picture, with an intriguing caption. He accepted the fact and wrote in his caption, I am prepared for the hardest thing. Thank you, god a thousand times.” He’s been showcasing not only his astonishing body but his determination and passion for the sport. The Iranian’s Instagram is filled with a lot of such motivational captions.

The 30-year-old gained popularity for his incredible physique and sheer dedication. He began his training at 14, when he first started going to the gym and forged upon to build a strong, disciplined physique.

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Eventually, with his pure dedication and commitment, he built a winning-worthy physique and registered victories in many bodybuilding contests. However, even though impressing the world with his hulk-like body, the bodybuilder has to wait for another year.

This news is utterly disheartening for his fans and followers. Many people, including his friend and coach, IFBB pro-Milos Sarcev, are supporting Tabani during this difficult time.

The heartbreaking event in sports


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In addition, Sarcev mentioned in one of his posts, “it is heartbreaking to even think about what he is going through.” He further wrote that “as he certainly earned his right to compete at the biggest bodybuilding contest…his (everybody’s) childhood dream/goal.”

Sarcev explained that, with time, the challenge becomes more daunting. Behrooz Tabani replied to his coach’s post with the quote, “I’m so sorry, I always try until the last moment, but I don’t know what my fault is.” The political dispute between these countries can be considered a reason for Tabani’s visa problems. He also started a campaign to help him get the visa on time, but that also didn’t benefit him.


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What do you think of this hard situation in sports, even after qualifying athletes could not participate due to immigration problems? Share your thoughts.

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