National Body Building Championships in city

This year’s National Body Building Championships, more popularly known as the Mr India contest, will be held here at the Jeppiaar Auditorium from March 29 to 31.

A demo by body builders from Tamil Nadu
A demo by body builders from Tamil Nadu
Announcing this, Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) secretary Chetan Pathare said on Tuesday that the country’s top male and female body building and physique athletes would participate in the Mr India Senior Men’s and Women’s Body Building, Men’s Sport Physique and Women’s Model Physique National Championships.

“Body building is not just a sport, it is the mother of all sports,” said Pathare and added about 700 athletes from 43 State associations, Union Territories and Government Sports Boards affiliated to it would take part in the three-day competition. Tamil Nadu Amateur Body Building Association (TABBA) has been the earliest of body building associations ever formed and has been functional since 1975.

Pathare said Tamil Nadu has produced many top body builders such as Rajendran, Baskaran, Balamurugan, Jayaprakash, Senthil Kumaran, Kothandaraman and others under the guidance of TABBA secretary Arasu.