Monday, October 3, 2022

Dimapur to host body building & fitness championship

Staff Reporter

For the first time, Dimapur is all set to host the first amateur body building and fitness championship on October 18.
The championship is organized by Nagaland Physique Alliance/NPC Nagaland.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, NPC Nagaland state manager Kimiyeto Agapeto said that the contest will be held on October 18, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at covenant hall, Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur.
The competition will be held in four categories- men’s body building, men’s physique, classic body building, women in bikini according to the weight and height.
The age limit for the competition will be 18 years and above.
NPC Nagaland is also expecting around 150 male participants. Agapeto said that National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest and the most prestigious amateur bodybuilding federation in the world and for the first time, NPC has decided to hold the contest for bodybuilding and fitness contest in Nagaland.
It may be noted that all the premier and most successful bodybuilders were all part of NPC and hosting the contest will provide an opportunity for the Naga fitness enthusiasts who have talent in building bodybuilding and fitness to make into Mr. Olympia in USA. NPC have set their eyes on Nagaland as one of the Naga body builder won the NPC Nationals in May 2022, Agapeto said.
He said even Neithongunuo Rio Achumi won gold at the 3rd NPC national Bodybuilding and Physique Championship this year fro which NPC India was interested in knowing about Nagaland and to give opportunity to every body builder and fitness enthusiasts.
The competition will not only be limited to locals but will be opened to anyone who is an Indian citizen.
He said that state Championship was basically a qualifier and the winners of the contest will not only receive cash prize and awards, but will get a chance to compete in Amateur Olympia in Mumbai on October 28, 29 and 30.
The championship will be judged by India NPC Head, Hemant Angrish and National manager, Ankur as well as the international judges including IFBB pro judge Som Tugnait who will the head judge of the contest.
Agapeto therefore urged the fitness enthusiast to avail this opportunity.
On the formation of Nagaland Physique comittee/ NPC Nagaland, Agapeto said that the committee was formed with the intention to motivate the physique enthusiasts.
Nagaland Physique alliance/ NPC Bendangliba lkr reiterated that the best thing about NPC Nagaland was that there will be lots of brands that will sponsors the athletes and groom them while NPC was like a cooperate sector. He urged the athletes to go beyond their comfort zone and compete with the best.
State mentor Pushpa Thatal said that NPC Nagaland state championship was not only for male but an opportunity for women as well.
Registration fee will be Rs. 2000 per participants and open on the official website and live registration will also be hold day before the event at Four Seasons Hotel.
It may be mentioned that Nagaland Physique Alliance/ NPC Nagaland officers bearers comprises of N Phutolu Achumi as state head, Kimiyeto Agapeto as state manager along with five other members.