Mumbai to host World Bodybuilding Championship in December

Mumbai will host the 2014 World Body Building and Physique Sports Competition Dec 7-9 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO.

Mumbai: Mumbai will host the 2014 World Body Building and Physique Sports Competition Dec 7-9 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO.

The championship, being hosted by the Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF), will witness more than 400 national and international athletes. For the first time, India will also witness women body builders and physique athletes taking part in the competition.

The competition will be divided into 35 categories with both men and women vying for top spots in body building, model physique, athletic physique and sports physique categories.

There is a separate category for junior and master's for men's body builders below the age of 21 and 40-49 years (below 80 kg and above 80 kg), 50-59 years and 60-69 years.

"This particular competition will enhance the importance of this fitness sport. We will have participants from every corner of the world making it a very remarkable event which will motivate this fitness sport in our country," organising committee chairman Madhukar Talwalkar said.

Elaborating on the Indian participation, IBBF general secretary Chetan Pathare said: "The Indian contingent with A and B teams will be represented by body builders from the Services, Railways, other affiliated sports boards and 29 affiliated state units."

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