Mr. India 2009
Jayaprakash of Services team, competing in the 100 + kg category, won the overall title at the ‘Mr. India’ senior National bodybuilding championship held at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata, on Sunday.
V. Jaya Kumar of Railways won the title in 100 kg category. He beat the incredible Murali Kumar of Services (last year’s winner).
Railways and Services each had 4 gold medal winners. However, Railways bagged the Team Championship award for picking up more points (140 vs. 128!).
Here is how the players finished in top 3 in each class:
55kg category: 1. Rahul Salukhe (Railways) 2. Sripal Reddy (Railways); 3. Jagatjyoti Chakraborty (Bengal)
60kg: 1. Daljit Singh (Punjab); 2. Y. Kunj Kishore; 3. Anup Prem Kumar (Railways)
65kg: 1. Romi Singh (Services); 2. K. Balamurugan (Railways); 3. Mohammad Abdullah (Services)
70kg: 1. V. Jayaprakash (Railways); 2. R. Nayak (Services); 3. Aniruddh Chatterjee (U.P.)
75kg: Bhakta Kumar (Services); 2. P. Ranjit Kumar (Railways); 3. Ashim Banerjee (Orissa)
80kg: E.G. Byju (Services); 2. P.P. Sameer (Railways); 3. M. Shalin
85kg: 1. Amit Choudhury (U.P.); 2. S. Aneesh Raj (Kerala); 3. Anand Kumar (Services)
90kg: 1. Kiran Patil (Railways); 2. Prasad Kumar (Services); 3. Prashant Salunkhe (Maharashtra)
100kg: 1. V. Jaya Kumar (Railways); 2. Murali Kumar (Services); 3. Wasim (Delhi)
Over-100kg: 1. Jayaprakash (Services); 2. Varinder Ghuman (Punjab); 3. Sagar Kate
PS: I received information over telephone that several big names didn’t compete in this show.
I have also requested some of the authorities concerned to get me photographs of the contestants and the show. If they are kind enough to send me the pictures, I will immediately post it on this blog.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar
Here are some photos of a couple of competitors a few friends sent me recently:
Iam extremely thankful to multi-Mr.India V.M. Basheer and his son Sultan Basheer for giving me photographs of this Nationals.
I take this opportunity to once again say that Iam always indebted to them for encouraging me in my mission of promoting the sport of bodybuilding in India.