Bodybuilders Anil, Bimal out from 1st round

Published On: December 2, 2016 09:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Nepali bodybuilders Anil Lal Shrestha and Bimal Lal Shrestha crashed out from the first round of the Eighth WBF World Bodybuilding Championship held in Pattaya, Thailand on Friday.

Anil finished sixth in the men's 65 kg section among eight bodybuilders in the pre-judging round. He failed to secure a place in the top five positions for the next round. 

The weight category saw Thai bodybuilders secured first and second positions while Indian player finished third. 

Anil, the bronze medalists of the recently held South Asian Bodybuilding Championship in Pakistan, also made a first round exit in the masters' above 40 years age category. He failed to advance to the top 15 positions and thus crashed out from the pre-judging round.  
 Anil pointed out weaknesses in his thigh as the reason for his defeat. “After listening to the judges and others, I realized there were weaknesses in lower part of my body. I will work more on that in future,” he said. 

The other player Bimal, who competed in men's 170 centimeter sports physique, was shown the door in the pre-judging round. Bimal was the silver medalists in the sixth edition of the same event. Bimal will vie in fitness physique on Saturday. Besides Bimal, Bimal Bajracharya will also vie in the sports physique category. 

Meanwhile, Nepali bodybuilding officials Pushpa Kumar Shrestha and Sunil Raj Karnikar performed the role of judges in the pre-judging and final rounds of three different categories.     
The event is being organized by Thailand Bodybuilding and Sports Physique Association under the aegis of World Body Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation.

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