Chandigarh, March 2, 2020: Providing a much-needed platform to budding bodybuilders to prove their mettle in the global arena, the IFBB Pro League Qualifier Series held here on Sunday under the auspices of “Steadfast Nutrition presents Sheru Classic” saw more than 300 men and women athletes compete in seven categories for the coveted IFBB Pro Cards.

Organised at Tagore Theatre under the tutelage of SheruAangrish, who is only the second Indian to bag an IFBB Pro Card and become an internationally certified professional bodybuilder, the “Steadfast presents Sheru Classic”IFBB Pro League Qualifier Series was truly a battle of brawns as the athletes contended for IFBB Pro Cards in three men and four women categories to begin their journey towards being part of the biggest platform, Mr Olympia Las Vegas.

“Steadfast presents Sheru Classic”provides a unique platform to aspiring athletes through the IFBB Pro Qualifiers, gives them an opportunity to earn Pro Cards and paves their entry to Pro Shows, ultimately leading towards the dream of every athlete, the Mr Olympia stage.

An open-for-all championship for athletes worldwide, the “Steadfast presents Sheru Classic”IFBB Pro League Qualifier Series has been designed to bring a global platform to India, allowing Indian athletes the ease of competing in their own country against the earlier scenario where they had to go abroad to participate in qualifying stages. The Qualifier Series was conducted in the categories of Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, Women’s Bikini, Women’s Figure, Women’s Physique and Women’s Fitness.

The international jury which adjudged the winners consisted of eminent professionals who have made a name in bodybuilding and fitness, including Terrick El Guindy (Head Judge), Amir Riazifard, Dr Deepak Parashar, Dr SomTugnait and Rita Singh.

Congratulating the winners, Manish M. Gandhi, Co-promoter, Chief Operating Office and full time Executive Director of Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences Ltd, said, “The underlying idea behind giving youngsters an opportunity to compete at the international stage as professional bodybuilders is channelising their energies in the right direction and bringing out the best in them. As a company renowned for organising world-class events, we have brought our expertise to create a wonderful platform for these athletes to showcase their talent and get a deserved opportunity to realise their dreams.”

Speaking about the partnership, AmanPuri, Founder, Steadfast Nutrition, said, “We want to revolutionise the concept of sports nutrition in India by coming up with high-quality supplements. Our association with Sheru Classic has enabled us to underline the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle and nutritious products for the all-round growth of athletes. Such events go a long way in building a better future for coming generations.”

Men's Bodybuilding - Mohammad Nsour - Jordan
Women's Figure - Trabelsi Rihab - Tunisia

Women's Physique - Sneha Jaiswal - India

Men's Physique - Afroz Khichi - India
Women's Fitness - Jayshri Pandav - India
Women's Bikini - Sunaina Setia - India

Men's Classic Physique - Suniel Nisar Shah- India