Fantastic highlights from the first session, at the very successful Diamond Cup Portugal, where around 200 amateur athletes from the 5 continents are participating during this weekend, 8th to 10th June.

In the Saturday session, all the Fitness categories were celebrated and new international stars were crowned as the elegant Darya Sitdzikava (Belarus), -overall winner in Bikini Fitness- and the aesthetic Jose Ferreira (Portugal), -overall winner in Men’s Physique-.

The Sunday and last session will starts from 10:00 am, with competition in Bodybuilding and Classic Bodybuilding, being planed to finish around 14:00, when if will be moment for the 1st. IFBB Elite Pro Championship, with more than 60 Elite Pro athletes competing in Espinho.

Picture: Victory ceremony in Bikini Fitness Super Final, with Diamond Cup Portugal organizer Mr. Vitor Reis (centre) awarding the Top 3 athletes, joined by other IFBB officials.

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