The 49th AFBF Asian BodyBuilding and Fitness Championships and The AFBF Annual Congress are about to start in Kitakyushu, Japan. From June 5th – 8th Asian athletes will compete at the championship organized by H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of the Asian BodyBuilding and Fitness Federation and also IFBB Patron
by Andrew Michalak Photos by Matthias Busse Arnold Classic Brazil has been flourishing like a tulip and this 3rd edition was really impressive breaking the barrier of 500 athletes. The only problem for the IFBB officials was how to pack all this activity in the two-day frame? Finally, IFBB Judges Committee
With H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of the Asian BodyBuilding and Fitness Federation and Dr. Adel Fahim -IFBB Vice President-, Dr. Santonja opened the previous 49th AFBF Asian BodyBuilding and Fitness ChampionshipsPress Conference for at least thirty mass media. Most of them were from Japan. The Press Conference took place
Men’s Classic BodyBuilding was a successful category of BodyBuilding in Arnold Classic Brazil. This category, which measures the bodyweight and the high of the athletes, has achieved a fast growth. It has become a successful area of our sport, as well, due to its presence at Asian Beach Games and also at the
ROMANIA WAS AN OUTSTANDING HOST Text: Nenad Vuckovic In the beautiful Romanian city of Reghin, a city of violins, the 24th Balkan Championship in Bodybuilding and Fitness was held. The organizer of this important contest in the IFBB calendar was Romania’s National Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, led by its extraordinary President Gabriel
Arnold Classic Brazil program continues with great success. Overall BodyBuilding Pro Winner was Big Ramy, from Kuwait. You can see him in the picture celebrating his success with Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Second position went for Cedric McMillan and Mr. Juan Morel ended up with the third position. Overall Fitness Pro Winner was Bettina
Hygor Ponchet from Brazil won the overall at the Men’s Physique event. You can see him the picture with IFBB President, Dr. Santonja at the left and Brazilian Federation President Prof. Mauricio de Arruda at the right. The emotion continues at Arnold Classic Brazil.
Mediterranean Championship, and IFBB traditional championship, is about to start. This year’s edition is taking place in Nize, France from 29 – 30 May and is organized by French BodyBuilding & Fitness Federation President Mr. Mario Valero. Mr. Panicos Archontides will be the Technical Delegate. The Mediterranean Championship was a very successful championship
We are honored to announce that the four-time IFBB Ms Olympia Champion Nicole Wilkins has been appointed as new IFBB Ambassador. Ms. Wilkins, one of the most outstanding female champions in IFBB History, represents many of IFBB values and she is as well, an extraordinary model of personal growth in a Fitness career. Appointing Ms. Nicole Wilkins as
The Ghanaian born bodybuilder Mr. William “The Conqueror” Bonac, nationalized Dutch, has been the first IFBB Pro athlete to confirm his presence at next ACE 2015 edition, which is taking place on september 25th – 27th in Madrid. Mr. Bonac debuted at last year’s edition and he reached an excellent 6th position. This
Egyptian athlete now settled in Kuwait, Mr. ‘Big Ramy’ Mamdouh Elssbiay will try to qualify for Mr. Olympia 2015 and ACE 2015 competing and winning at Arnold Classic Brazil, the Championship that will be celebrated on may 29th – 31st. He would qualify directly if he succeeds this weekend in Rio de Janeiro.
Men’s Physique athletes from 17 Asian & Middle East countries took part in the spectacular Olympia Amateur Kuwait, organized by Oxygen Company and Kuwait Bodybuilding Federation. The four height categories needed respectives elimination rounds, challenging the international judges to find the Top 10 who qualified for finals. This finals were a great show