“Better Than Most at 60”: Despite Multiple Health Battles Crippling Him, the King Ronnie Coleman Brings Joy to Millions With His Undying Spirit

Published 08/15/2023, 9:15 AM EDT

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When we think about bodybuilding, several eminent names pop up in our minds, but ‘King’ Ronnie Coleman is always the first one. He won eight Mr. Olympia titles and was one of the only two athletes in the world to do so. Even after going through his physical hardships and being stuck in a wheelchair at the age of 59, he has not lost his lively spirit. Coleman branches out of bodybuilding as well and even does crossovers with baseball stars. Coleman is always passing the vibe check with his fans and he broke the internet once again.

Ronnie ‘King’ Coleman graced the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, to attend a baseball match. He saw baseball legends ‘Shotime’ Ohtani and Mike Trout and the rest is history. Fans could not contain their excitement and bombarded the common section with their emotions.

Ronnie Coleman takes over the baseball arena


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As soon as he entered the premises of the stadium, the air changed inside. The champion bodybuilder enthralled every single person, including the staff members and even the spectators who came to see the baseball match. People were asking questions about his bodybuilding career and clicking pictures with him. Coleman has always loved baseball and even clicked a picture with Logan Chitwood previously.


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Ronnie Coleman was ready to see the game with his quintessential catchphrase jersey and enthusiasm in place. Even Tom Murphy from the Seattle Mariners came by to greet Coleman and said, “You are a huge inspiration. I hope you know that.” Carson Vitale, also of the Seattle Mariners, added his compliments to Colemans’ basket. Even when the heart-racing match between the Angles and Mariners was going on, fans came rushing in to talk to him and take pictures with him. Everyone knew his signature ‘yeah buddy’ and greeted him by saying the catchphrase.

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One admirer pointed out his work ethic and his dedication toward his family as well, in a heart-touching conversation. Finally, it was time for the flex cam, and Ronnie Coleman was shown on the big screen across the arena. He finished off the video with his signature “Yeah Buddy!” Fans could not contain their admiration in the comments after the video dropped.

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All followers of baseball and bodybuilding showered Coleman with compliments. “Ronnie Coleman looks better than most at 60. Even has bigger biceps and forearms than Arnold did at 60,” said one fan. Another person talked about his impact and said, “The king of bodybuilding 👑👑👑👑👑.”

One fan expressed their admiration by writing, “Ronnie is still the man!!!” Another follower pointed out the crossover of baseball and bodybuilding and said, “Ronnie + Baseball = Best Video Ever.” One fan talked about his own day and wrote, “Ronnie makes my day better.” A fan also talked about his contagious smile and nature: “Ronnie’s smile and positive attitude are contagious. Greetings from Germany.”


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Written by:

Tanushree Bhowmick


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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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Akash Pandhare