- Height: 180 cm
- Competitive weight: 123 kg
- Drumstick: 54 cm
Nasser El Sonbati was born in 1965 on October 13th. Since his mother was a Croatian and his father an Egyptian, it can be assumed that two blood flows in the veins of Sonbati. A little later, the international family moves to the beautiful German town of Stuttgart. In this fairly quiet city, the youth of the growing bodybuilding athlete passed. Entering the gymnasium, Nasser excelled well in all subjects, knowing that this was a real chance to achieve something in this difficult life. After graduating with honors from the gymnasium, Sonbati continued his studies at the University of Augsburg for seven years.
Rowing, football, wrestling, swimming are Nasser's favorite pastimes since childhood. From childhood, photos of bodybuilders and the sport itself did not attract Nasser, but still, he went once to the gym. He liked to engage in bodybuilding, as his muscles began to grow after the first training. After trying to win the local competition, Sonbati fails and decides to go to Yugoslavia, where he takes place for the first time in prize-winners.
The views and life of an athlete have changed a lot. Now his goal was a pro card, which made it possible to participate in professional competitions. The athlete's next beautiful victory was the eighth place, taken in Finland in 1990. After that, Sonbati performs in New York, where with a mark of 110 kg he looks rather thin and therefore the judges do not notice him. So the athlete himself suggested and for the next tournament he presented 133 kg for victory. “ Now I was smooth, ” says the athlete. Therefore, he again failed to break into the top 15 leaders. A big breakthrough in the athlete’s life was the “ Champions Night ” competition, in which Sonbati suffered only defeats until 1994. But this time it’s not so! Having 112 kg of weight and just a unique body profile, an athlete from outsiders. Goes to second place. He could not get around only Mike Francois, who became a close friend of Nasser. This all led to the fame of Sonbati. They wrote about him in magazines, but the main prize for the athlete was the opportunity to participate in the competition "Mr. Olympia".
Conquering seventh place, Sonbati was a little disappointed. This all happened due to the loss of 13 kg of weight before the competition. He consumed only 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. This led to weight loss. But, the athlete did not despair and in the spring he will present the world a new champion!
Not so long ago on March 21, 2013, disappointing news was heard. Nasser El Sonbati is dead. The cause of death was health problems caused by kidney failure. It is a pity that the life of such a wonderful person and athlete ended so early, only at 47.