Males’s Open bodybuilder Samson Dauda has had a aggressive yr in 2022, however he nonetheless faces an uphill battle to take advantage of his upcoming debut on the 2022 Mr. Olympia. “The Nigerian Lion” is each figuratively and actually one of many greatest upcoming names within the sport — and an August 24 Instagram publish proves it
“The Nigerian Lion” frequently shares updates main as much as the upcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia, noting it’s his objective to have a robust efficiency on the contest. His newest freakish physique seems to be a step in the best path.
On August 24, 2022, Dauda shared a video on his Instagram the place his upper-body and lower-body mass look colossal as he works by way of totally different poses. In line with the bodybuilder, he weighs 330 kilos on the time of the clip.
Per the caption of his Instagram publish, 1989 Mr. Universe Milos Šarčev is Dauda’s coach. (Be aware: Šarčev additionally coaches Joe Mackey, one other Males’s Open athlete, and Males’s Open Olympia contender Regan Grimes.) Dauda partly credited Šarčev for serving to him attain his low season coaching objective.
“Lastly ending this low season at 330 kilos, the precise quantity we hoped to hit however not for one minute did I actually suppose I used to be actually going to realize it,” Dauda wrote. “However [Milos Šarčev] had little doubt.”
Dauda earned his Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional League card in 2018. Ever since that time, the athlete has steadily improved performance-wise. In line with NPC Information On-line, he got here in eleventh place on the 2018 Romania Muscle Fest Professional in his Professional League debut. The next yr noticed Dauda notch two top-10 performances within the 2019 Wings of Energy Professional (seventh) and the 2019 Vancouver Professional (eighth). (Be aware: Dauda has solely ever competed within the Males’s Open class)
In 2022, Dauda is having fun with a few of the greatest outcomes of his profession thus far. The Nigerian athlete got here in fourth place on the 2022 Arnold Basic and adopted up with one other fourth-place end on the 2022 Boston Professional. Per the IFBB’s qualification requirements for the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Dauda’s efficiency within the current Arnold Basic earned him a whopping eight factors within the standings. Dauda’s end result within the Boston Professional garnered the athlete two factors. These outcomes appeared to earn Dauda a berth within the 2022 Olympia — his debut on the contest.
Street to the Olympia
On the time of this text’s publication, Dauda seems to be deadset on making his debut on the Olympia this December a memorable one. After reaching his offseason objective weight-wise, the Nigerian competitor seems to be pushing himself and his power to the restrict together with his look on bodybuilding’s grandest stage on the horizon.
The 2022 Mr. Olympia will happen on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured picture: @samson__dauda on Instagram