A bodybuilding legend in Egypt, veteran athlete Esmat Sadek Abdalla died Tuesday January 19th, being 66 years old.
Always active and in love with bodybuilding, Sadek took about 40 years competing in the IFBB and was several times finalist in the World Championships. The first of them was in 1979, where he reached the 4th position. Sadek also became a respected and feared athlete in the IFBB World Games where he reached the 2nd place in 1981 and the 4th place in 1985, in his full maturity as an athlete.
His disappearance is a blow to all bodybuilding fans due Esmat Sadek had won the sympathy and admiration of all, because he was still a very usual athlete in competitions for veterans. His last competition, precisely, were the World Masters Championships held in San Salvador in 2015, where he won the gold medal in the category for +65 years, revalidating the title he also won on the 2014 World Cup in Morelia (Mexico).