8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, Who Is Barely Able To Walk Now, Makes a Surprising Revelation About His School Life

Published 08/18/2023, 6:52 AM EDT

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8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman has inspired countless individuals throughout his bodybuilding journey. Lately, Coleman traveled all the way over from Texas to California to attend the Health and Fitness Expo 2023, which was held in Anaheim, California, on the 5th and 6th of August. While visiting ‘The Golden State,’ Coleman used the opportunity to his benefit and worked out at the Gold’s Gym, Venice, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. And during his trip, he also visited the famous Angel Stadium. In a recent Instagram post from his time at the stadium, Coleman revealed a lesser-known fact about his school life. 

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Coleman discloses a fun fact from his childhood

Coleman shared a video of his tour of Angel Stadium, the home ground of the baseball team Los Angeles Angels. The video showed Coleman along with Tom Murphy and Carson Vitale, who plays for Seattle Mariners. Apart from the baseball players, Coleman was also approached by several fans who expressed their admiration for ‘The King.’ Ronnie was also featured on the ‘Flex Cam’ during the game. Taking the spotlight, Coleman flexed his huge biceps for the crowd that cheered for the bodybuilding veteran.

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Coleman revealed a fun fact in the comments of his video, where he stated, “Fun Fact: I used to be a pitcher when I played baseball in grade school.” Coleman also included a few clips from the LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game.

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During his visit to the stadium, he also saw baseball legends ‘Shotime’ Ohtani and Mike Trout. As soon as he entered the arena, he was approached by several fans who wanted to get a picture clicked with ‘The King.’

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Being a fan of baseball for a long time now, Ronnie Coleman was all hyped up to witness the game between the Angels and the Mariners. Even Tom Murphy from the Seattle Mariners came by to greet Coleman and said, “You are a huge inspiration. I hope you know that.” Coleman and his fans frequently greeted each other using Coleman’s iconic phrase, “Yeah Buddy!”

When Coleman met Carson Vitale, he stated, “You’re amazing dude, been watching you for a long time, you’re impressive as shit, yeah buddy!” The video posted by Coleman on his Instagram received comments from both the MLB fans, as well as the bodybuilding community.  

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The love and admiration that Coleman received is a clear sign of the influence that he carries even outside the realm of bodybuilding. Let us know your views about this in the comments.

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Sarthak Khanna

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