After the last qualifier event (IFBB President Santonja´s Cup) celebrated in Nafplio (Greece; March 23th to 25th), the 2018 World Ranking has been updated by the IFBB, bringing the latest information for athletes and supporters.

As in the 1st edition, the Top 10 athletes in every discipline, at the end of the season, will be awarded in a great Gala that will be celebrated in conjunction with the Bodybuilding and the Fitness World Championships.

The new leaders of the World Ranking are, as follows:

▪ Bodybuilding: Jimson B. Janga (12 points; Curaçao)
▪ Classic BB: Antonio Ludovico (Italy) & Armando Sánchez (Guatemala) 14 points
▪ Muscular & Men´s Physique: Mohamed Ferjani (22 points; Lybia)
▪ Bodyfitness: Sandra Martínez (12 points; Colombia)
▪ Bikini: Timea Trajtelova (14 points; Slovakia)
▪ Wellness: Daniela Aguila Toledo (9 points; Mexico)

The coming next target for the European, Asian and Northern African competitors will be the Diamond Cup Malta that will be held, next weekend April 5th to 8th, in Malta; at the Dolmen Resort Hotel. This event will offer points for the Top 5 athletes in every absolute category, with 7 points for the winner.

Picture: Mohamed Ferjani (Lybia) is the solid leader in Muscular & Men´s Physique World Ranking, with 22 points: the highest score in any Division.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled