KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The IFBB Professional League has shown its interest to work in the field of bodybuilding in Nepal. The League is associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hollywood action star and former governor of California State of the USA.
IFBB League Nepal, in a press stated on Friday, said the IFBB Professional League’s willingness to expand the bodybuilding in Nepal.
“I am extremely happy to inform you all that the IFBB Professional League has provided this opportunity to the IFBB League Nepal,” said Sanu Gurung, president of IFBB League-Nepal, in the statement.
The IFBB Nepal chapter has also decided to organize a grand international bodybuilding competition, known as IFBB- Professional League Nepal, Body Building Championship 2019 on February 15 to 16. Famous international bodybuilders as well as Nepali bodybuilders will participate in the event, according to the IFBB Nepal.
Altogether 200 bodybuilders from about 20 nations are expected to participate in the pro-qualifier. The competition has a budget of Rs 16.8 million.
According to the statement, well known international bodybuilder Bob Chicarola will also be conducting the competition in Nepal. Chicarola conducts Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competitions.
The Mr. Olympia event, which is regarded as the World Cup of the bodybuilding competition can only be conducted by IFBB Professional League. To take part in the event, one needs a pro-card.
Nepal was not associated with this League earlier, which had barred the Nepali bodybuilders in taking part in the Mr. Olympia events in the past.
But now the IFBB Profession League has given the franchise to Mr. Sanu Gurung, president of IFBB Nepal chapter opening the door for the Nepali bodybuilders to get pro cards.
Nepal has already bought four pro-cards. The February 15-16 competition in Nepal is taken as the road to Mr. Olympia event, which is held every year in Las Vegas, the USA.
Nepal has bought four pro-cards for four categories- Men's Physiques, Classi-Physiques, Men's Bodybuilding and Women's fitness.
“We think the four pro-cards which Nepal has bought is our major achievement because our neighbor India has not yet been successful in buying such pro-cards.
The IFBB Professional League which is headquartered in the USA will make all the details of the Nepal competition in January through its 2019 calendar. We hope that the February 15-16 competition will spread a strong positive message about Nepal across the world,” stated the press release.
IFBB Professional League has 170 countries as it members.