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Unstoppable: Bodybuilder With Down Syndrome Stuns the World at Arnold Classic 2023

Published 03/04/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Hurdles and difficulties are part of life. However, overcoming these challenges and preparing for the next is what winners do. In Arnold Classic 2023, we witnessed a perfect example of the same. Kyle Landi, a bodybuilder with down syndrome, appeared on the big stage as a part of the special invitation by Arnold Sports.

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The inspiring bodybuilder shared a glimpse of his flexing performance in Arnold Classic 2023 on his TikTok and later re-shared it on Instagram. The exemplary work put behind his physique can be clearly spotted in the video. Let us have a look at his incredible flexing and a few heartfelt words he wrote in the caption.

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Kyle Landi, the inspiring bodybuilder, was born with down syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by abnormal cell division, which causes learning disabilities in children. Nevertheless, it never stopped Kyle to get his way in life. Landi chose to pursue bodybuilding, fitness, and martial arts, and put a tremendous amount of hard work behind them. Fast forwarding to current times, Kyle got an invitation from Arnold Sports a few weeks prior to the event to make his international debut on the stage. As evident in the Instagram post, he looked confident and flaunted his lats and back muscles with fabulous posing.

As he captioned the post, “Working to be my best,” it is only logical to assume that his appearance in Arnold Classic is just a step towards a long journey for this young bodybuilder. An opportunity to stand tall on the grand stage is a not small undertaking. And Kyle realizes that. Consequently, he heartily thanked the Media Director of Arnold Sports festival, David Baye, and Arnold Sports for allowing him to showcase his hard-earned physique on one of the biggest stages of bodybuilding in the world. 


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Other than his performance, he also rooted for his favorite bodybuilder in the men’s open category. He wrote, “Tomorrow I get to watch @nick_walker39 become the double champ on the same stage.” 


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As the grand final of the men’s open category will take place soon. He is supporting one of the biggest contenders for the title, who left a thundering impression in the pre-judging round. However, after the pre-judging round, Samson Dauda and Andrew Jacked seem to be the potential resistance to Walker’s dominant victory in Arnold Classic 2023. What do you think about this young inspirational bodybuilder who overcame all the odds to stand on this stage? Let us know in the comments section.

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Written by:

Kaivalya R Pillai


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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa