Bangladesh held first-ever women’s bodybuilding competition

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:31, Dec 29,2019 | Updated: 10:47, Dec 30,2019


Participants show their physic during Bangladesh’s first-ever women’s bodybuilding competition held at the National Sports Council Auditorium in the capital on Sunday. — Courtesy photo

Bangladesh held it’s first-ever women’s bodybuilding competition on Sunday with Ahona Rahman of Rayhan Fitness Centre of Dhaka emerging as champion.

The first championship was held at the National Sports Council Auditorium in the city with the participation of 30 competitors.

The organisers said they maintained a strict dress code with a skintight suit, keeping only the belly open, for the participants.  

Women’s competitors wore shorts in the international events but the Bangladesh organisers brought changes in the dress code to avoid any controversy.

‘We brought changes to the dress code to avoid controversy. We had to organise it with our own sets of rule for the conservativeness of our society,’ said Bangladesh Bodybuilding Federation executive member Nurul Islam Khan.

The motto behind the women’s competition is to create awareness about health, anti-ageing lifestyle and fitness alongside creating job opportunity for female in the relevant field, like educational institutions, sports organisations and at individual levels, he said.

Bangladesh Ansar team emerged champions in the men’s bodybuilding competition while Manas Gym finished runners up.

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