Very active day, at the 2018 Rimini Wellness Expo (Pavilion A7), with over 600 competitors participating in a double Bodybuilding & Fitness official event: the IFBB Panatta Rimini Classic and the Panatta World Cup that started on Friday, June 1st and will be lasting until Sunday 3rd.

The second session offered today challenging battles for the titles at the National event, as the Men´s Physique Division where 7 categories were performed, in order to find out the overall champion: the aesthetic Cristiano Iommeti who took the victory in the Super Final.

In the evening session, the Panatta World Cup -the International event- will offer more action, since 15:00 pm.

Picture: Cristiano Iommeti, overall winner in Men´s Physique, at the Panatta Rimini Classic, surrounded by Italian president, Benedetto Mondello and IFBB President, Dr Rafael Santonja.

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