Vietnamese bodybuilders top Asian championship

By VNA, AFP   September 6, 2023 | 09:01 pm PT
Vietnamese bodybuilders top Asian championship
Vietnamese athletes at the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship on September 4, 2023. Photo by WBPF Championship
Vietnam have won three gold medals at the 55th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal.

They achieved their target, matching what they accomplished in 2022, on the first day of the competition, which showcased the most impressive bodybuilders from Asia.

Bui Dac Phi Vu overcame Suresh Duwal of the hosts and Azri Win Asmat Sefri from Malaysia to secure his title in the men's 55kg category.

His teammate Tran Thi Thanh Tam triumphed in the women's fitness physique up to 165 cm and Nguyen Thi Kim Cuong championed the women's fitness physique above 165cm.

The Vietnamese team also secured one silver and three bronze in other categories.

Over 300 bodybuilders flex in Nepal at Asian championship. Video by AFP

The championship runs from September 4 to 5 with the participation of 236 athletes from 17 countries and territories. They compete in 45 categories, organized by the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, under the auspices of the Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation.

The first day witnessed the completion of 15 events for senior and junior athletes. In the subsequent days, competitors will participate in the men's events with weights ranging from 75kg to over 100 kg; women's 55kg and over 55 kg; men's fitness physique, women's model physique; sports physique and athletic physique.

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