Two from Odisha win gold, bronze medals in World Bodybuilding Championship

Bhubaneswar: After Olympics and Paralympics, sportspersons from Odisha have contributed to India’s glorious performance in 12th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2021 held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

While Ganjam’s Chandan Kumar Sahu made the state proud by clinching gold medal in 70-KG category played on October 6, Suvam Mishra of Bhubaneswar won bronze in the mixed pair category on the last day of the championship yesterday.

Suvam along with his female partner Bhabika from Manipur, who had participated in physique athletic event, bagged bronze medal for the country.

Wishes poured in from different quarters for both Odia athletes for their achievement.


In the championship, India claimed five gold, nine silver and 10 bronze medals. With a total of 720 points, Indian bodybuilders bagged the Team Champion title for the first time. Host Uzbekistan bagged the runners-up title with 510 points and Iran secured third position with 350 points.

The two Odia athletes had found place in the Indian team following a selection round held at Chandigarh University, Punjab, on August 30.


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