The amazing opening session of the 2019 Diamond Cup India caught all the attention for Fitness fans and authorities attending Aurangabad (Maharastra), in one of the largest sports events celebrated in India, during this season.

Fantastic athletes from Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia fought up for the titles, the medals and the points for the IFBB World Ranking, besides the 4 Elite Pro Cards offered today at the Divisional Sports Complex Stadium of Aurangabad.

The main winners were:

Bikini (Open):   Anaelle Lopez (Tahiti/French Polynesia)

Women´s Physique:  S. Pawar Harshada (India)

Men´s Physique (-171 cm): Zeeshan Mizami Mohammad (India)

Men´s Physique (-175 cm): Pardharinath Patil Girish (India)

Men´s Physique (-180 cm): Raj Piyush (India)

Men´s Physique (+180 cm): Shanmugam Vivekanand (India)

Tomorrow, 17th Sunday will be the closing session with the competition in Classic Bodybuilding and Bodybuilding, spreading 9 Elite Pro Cards for the best winners.

Picture: Men´s Physique Overall winner, Pardharinath Patil Girish (India); crowned by AFBF/IBBFF Gral. Secretary, Mr. Sanjay More (right side).

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