Perfectly organized by the Algerian Federation of Bodybuilding, Fitness & Powerlifting (FABBP) chaired by Mr. Moussa Messaour, the 1st. edition of the Diamond Cup Algeria celebrated in Oran, recent 15th – 18th March; has been a fantastic event in which new athletes qualified for the 2018 World Ranking and received the Elite Pro Card.

Algeria introduced a fantastic national team composed by 77 athletes that led the battle against competitors from Qatar, Morocco, Libya, France and Egypt. Three Algerian athletes: Belarbi Kada (Men´s Physique), Merouane Rehahla (Classic Bodybuilding) and Chams Eddine El-Bey (Bodybuilding) won the absolute titles and announced his decisions to represent Algeria at the Elite Pro Division.

The winners were, as follows:

Men´s Physique:

Short (-174 cm): Chaker Benallar (Argelia)
Middle (-178 cm): Belarbi Kada (Argelia)
Tall (+178 cm): Youcef Hamr Elain (Argelia)

Classic Bodybuilding:

Short (-175 cm): Merouane Rehahla (Argelia)
Middle (-180 cm): Zoubir Hamdadou (Argelia)
Tall (+180 cm): Ahmed Chachmi (Argelia)


Light (-70 kilos): Eddin Majd (Qatar)
Middle (-80 kilos): Midoun Sid Ali (Argelia)
Light Heavy (-90 kilos): Adel Senani (Argelia)
Heavy (-100 kilos): Abdelwadoub A. Bayoumi (Qatar)
Súper Heavy (+100 kilos): Chams Eddine El-Bey (Argelia)
Master: Khaled Fetimi (Argelia)

Overall champions:

Men´s Physique: Belarbi Kada (Argelia)
Classic Bodybuilding: Merouane Rehahla (Argelia)
Bodybuilding: Chams Eddine El-Bey (Argelia)

Picture: Bodybuilding Overall winner, Chams Eddine El-Bey (Argelia), surrounded by IFBB Executive José Ramos (left) and PABBF president, Moussa Messaour (right).

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