When most of us think about sports , and professional athletes, “fat” is not usually a word that comes to mind. However, the truth is that some athletes are obese. They simply aren’t burning off calories at the rate they are consuming them. Sports managers and trainers may try to get some athletes in shape, but they may not be interested in losing weight. And why should they be? If a professional athlete is doing well in his or her sport, why change anything. There is no reason to lose weight if you can dominate. Here are 10 athletes who did well in their sports, in spite of being heavy:
For years, Rashid Ramzi has been representing Bahrain in the Olympics while running the 800, 1500, and 5000 m races. He is a well known track and field athlete, though before his disqualification, he was widely supported. Before coming to Bahrain, Ramzi competed in games for Morocco, but in 2002 he joined the Bahraini army and gained his citizenship. Ramzi’s first win came at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan where he won gold in the 1500 m run. Three years later he won 2 gold medals in the 800 m and the 1500 m at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki. This made him the first track and field star to be able to win 2 gold medals at the same competition. A year later he won silver at the same competition in Osaka. Ramzi’s career was continuing to grow and eventually he qualified to play in the Olympics.