The IFBB Ahmed Ali Diamond Cup Egypt, celebrated in Cairo, opened the season in Africa, in a brilliant way, with a participation close to 700 athletes and an enthusiastic audience.

The event was a huge success that counts with the impressive and unprecedented participation of 79 athletes in the Men´s Physique up to 1.78cm category.

President Santonja traveled to Egypt to accompany the President of the African Federation and Arab Federation, Dr. Adel Fahim el Zayed and the promoter of the event, the Egyptian businessman, Mr. Ahmed Ali.

The overall winners were in Men´s Bodybuilding, Mohamed Ibrahem Zakaria, in Men´s Physique, Youssef Hassam Gamae, in Men´s Classic Physique, Wael Mohamed Amin, in Master Men´s Bodybuilding 40-49 years, Sameh Abdelmlak Gages, and in Master Men´s Bodybuilding, El Sayed Abdelal El Sayed.

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