Odisha bodybuilder wins Mr Eastern India title

Bhubaneswar: Bodybuilder from Odisha, Anil Gochhikar, bagged Mr Eastern India-2020 title in a bodybuilding competition held at Bhanja Kala Mandap in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

The fourth-time Mr Odisha winner clinched the title at 75 kg category in the event.

Similarly, Kumar Sidharth, Jhantu Majhi, Binay Kumar Sahoo, Jagannath Khuntia, Bhawani Shankar Prusty and Pradipta Samant were announced the winners at 55 kg, 60 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg and above 80 kg categories respectively in the competition.

Veteran bodybuilder Padma Shri and Arjuna awardees Premchand Degra, Mr Universe and World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) Gen Secretary Chetan Pathare and Umesh Chandra Mishra, Labour Commissioner, Govt. of India, Kolkata, graced the occasion as the guests.

Anil Gochhikar, who hails from Puri district, earlier had represented India in 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in the year 2017.

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