- Jul 17, 2013
Highlights of 2023 Ashoor Classic: Setting the Stage for OlympiaThe 2023 Ashoor Classic Bodybuilding Show was an illustrious event that took place on September 16, 2023, in the historic city of Tripoli, Libya. This competition may have been one of the smaller shows in the IFBB Pro League circuit, but its significance was monumental, especially for the Classic Physique and Men's Physique divisions. Two athletes—Christopher Ziller and Ayoub Sulayman—vaulted into stardom by securing their spots for the 2023 Olympia.
Classic Physique Results: The Triumph of Christopher ZillerIn what can only be described as an awe-inspiring pro debut, Christopher Ziller from Germany stole the show. The 2022 NPC Worldwide Amateur Olympia Spain winner not only bagged his first pro win but also secured his first-ever Olympia qualification.
Top 3 Classic Physique Athletes
- Christopher Ziller (Germany)
- Masoud Harouni (Iran)
- Krimo Ammari (UAE)
Christopher Ziller: A Lifelong Dream RealizedZiller's win in the Classic Physique division was far from just luck or a one-time miracle. His journey has been an epitome of hard work and dedication. With this victory, he will make his Olympia debut in Orlando, FL, from November 2-5, 2023.
Masoud Harouni: A Near MissThe Iranian athlete Masoud Harouni exhibited an impressive performance. Harouni's last pro appearance was at the 2020 Romania Muscle Fest Pro where he ranked seventh. His performance at the Ashoor Classic was a quantum leap, and had it not been for Ziller’s entry, the gold might have been his.
Krimo Ammari: Consistency is KeyThe athlete from the UAE, Krimo Ammari, also made his mark by finishing third. This marked his fourth contest in the 2023 season and his third time clinching a bronze medal.
Men's Physique Results: Ayoub Sulayman's Meteoric RiseIn an almost parallel narrative to Christopher Ziller, Ayoub Sulayman from Libya made a last-minute entry and secured a groundbreaking win.
Top 3 Men's Physique Athletes
- Ayoub Sulayman (Libya)
- Ozcan Kirant (Turkey)
- Cetin Koroglu (Turkey)
Ayoub Sulayman: A Prodigy UnveiledSulayman's victory wasn't just a personal milestone; it was a defining moment for Libyan bodybuilding. With no prior pro experience, Sulayman not only won but also earned his ticket to the 2023 Olympia.
Ozcan Kirant: A Promising StartOzcan Kirant from Turkey marked his pro debut with a strong second-place finish. Although this did not qualify him for the Olympia, it certainly sets the stage for a promising future in the sport.
Cetin Koroglu: A Return to FormCetin Koroglu, another athlete from Turkey, secured the bronze medal. Before this, he had won the 2022 Dubai Pro but did not participate in the 2022 Olympia.
Upcoming Events: Road to OlympiaThe 2023 Ashoor Classic was a pivotal stepping stone for many athletes vying for a chance to compete in the Olympia. With the qualification cutoff on October 9, 2023, there’s still time for other athletes to make their mark and join the ranks of Olympia-qualified contenders.
With its close, the 2023 Ashoor Classic has only heightened the anticipation for what promises to be an electrifying Olympia weekend. Stay tuned for more updates as the road to Olympia continues.
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