2019 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – THE WINNERS PART 2

by Jakub Csontos (EastLabs.sk)
Andrew Michalak

The 2019 IFBB World Juniors Championships were the biggest after splitting Juniors from Masters events. But even bigger success appeared to be the introduction of the younger junior categories 16-20 years old. In some divisions there were more younger juniors than juniors 21-23 years old. It was really impressive to watch perfectly shaped girls in fitness, bikini fitness or bodyfitness as well as boys in men’s physique or bodybuilding. And in some divisions, like bikini fitness and fitness, younger juniors won the overall titles, beating older junior champions!
With over 250 participants from 38 countries a barrier of 200 participants have been broken. In 2018 there were 133 participants representing 28 countries. The Championships were well-prepared and organized by the team of experienced officials from the Hungarian Federation led by President Istvan Huber and General Secretary Viola Vargha. The event was attended by the IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Vice-Presidents: Juan Paredes (Ecuador) and Pawel Filleborn (Poland) joined by the Asian Federation (AFBF) President Zhang Haifeng (China). They presented awards to the overall winners. Altogether, with delegates and supporters, nearly 400 participants were involved in the Championships, which was held at the University of Physical Education in Budapest.
Five countries battled till the last category for the Best Team title which finally went to Turkey, followed by Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. After the IFBB Meeting in January, the host country of the 2020 Junior Worlds will be announced.

 

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE 16-20 YEARS OPEN

 

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique 16-20 years open category champion: Sebastian PANA (Romania).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Physique 16-20 years open category medal winners (from L to R): Zhebo LI (2nd place); Sebastian PANA ( (1st place); Smajo REKIC (3rd place).

 

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE 21-23 YEARS UP TO 174 CM

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, up to 174 cm category champion: Sebastian SERPESCU (Romania).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, up to 174 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Kai YUAN (2nd place); Sebastian SERPESCU (1st place); Ciprian BORCAN (3rd place).

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE 21-23 YEARS UP TO 178 CM

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, up to 178 cm category champion: Kazusa ANAMI (Japan).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, up to 178 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Yunus BAS (2nd place); Kazusa ANAMI (1st place); Tiago TABUACO (3rd place).

 

 

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE 21-23 YEARS OVER 178 CM

 

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, over 178 cm category champion: Kerim BOYRAZ (Turkey).

 

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Physique 21-23 years, over 178 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Janne UUSITALO (2nd place); Kerim BOYRAZ (1st place); Dan HELGESTAD (3rd place).

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique overall winner: Sebastian SERPESCU (Romania) accompanied by IFBB President Rafael SANTONJA and Vice-President Juan PAREDES.

2019 World Junior Men’s Physique overall winner: Sebastian SERPESCU (Romania).

Junior Men’s Physique overall battle (from L): Sebastian SERPESCU (1st place); Kazusa ANAMI (2nd place); Kerim BOYRAZ (3rd place).

 

 

JUNIOR MEN’S BODYBUILDING 16-23 YEARS, UP TO 75 KG

2019 World Junior Men’s Bodybuilding up to 75 kg category champion: Jan PITR (Czechia).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Bodybuilding up to 75 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Muhammet KURUTAS (2nd place); Jan PITR (1st place); Mandisi MAJOVA (3rd place).

 

JUNIOR MEN’S BODYBUILDING 16-23 YEARS, OVER 75 KG

2019 World Junior Men’s Bodybuilding over 75 kg category champion: Julius GYULAI GAAL (Slovakia).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Bodybuilding over 75 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Peter JOSEPH (2nd place); Julius GYULAI GAAL (1st place); Luis BARAJAS (3rd place).

JUNIOR MEN’S BODYBUILDING OVERALL

2019 World Junior Men’s Bodybuilding overall champion: Julius GYULAI GAAL (Slovakia) congratulated by IFBB officials.

2019 World Junior Men’s Bodybuilding overall champion: Julius GYULAI GAAL (Slovakia).

JUNIOR MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE 16-23 YEARS OPEN

 

2019 World Junior Men’s Classic Physique open category champion: Victor COMPAN (Mexico).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Classic Physique open category medal winners (from L to R): Denis KAHRAMAN (2nd place); Victor COMPAN (1st place); Dino SPRAJCER (3rd place).

 

JUNIOR MEN’S GAMES CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 16-23 YEARS, OPEN

2019 World Junior Men’s Games Classic Bodybuilding open category champion: Jakub KOLINEK (Czechia).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Games Classic Bodybuilding open category medal winners (from L to R): Jozsef NYIRCSAK (2nd place); Jakub KOLINEK (1st place); Hamad ALBLOOSHI (3rd place).

JUNIOR MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 16-20 YEARS, OPEN

2019 World Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 16-20 years open category champion: Rokas LINKEVICIUS (Lithuania).

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 16-20 years open category medal winners (from L to R): Karolis LINKEVICIUS (2nd place); Rokas LINKEVICIUS (1st place); Hamad ALBLOOSHI (3rd place).

 

JUNIOR MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 21-23 YEARS, OPEN

2019 World Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 21-23 years, open category champion: Jakub KOLINEK (Czechia).

 

2019 IFBB World Championships Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 21-23 years, open category medal winners (from L to R): Piotr DOMAGALSKI (2nd place); Jakub KOLINEK (1st place); Umut YAVUZ (3rd place).

 

JUNIOR MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING OVERALL

 

2019 World Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall winner: Jakub KOLINEK (Czechia) congratulated by IFBB President Rafael SANTONJA (left) and Hungarian Federation President Istvan HUBER (Hungary).

2019 World Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall winner: Jakub KOLINEK (Czechia).

Junior Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall battle (from L): Rokas LINKEVICIUS (Lithuania) vs. Jakub KOLINEK (Czechia).

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