Varinder Ghuman at Arnold Classic Amateur 2010
It wasn’t long ago that we, at Team Masters, used to wonder why Indians did not place well in international bodybuilding contests. All those thoughts vanished recently when Murtuza called me up and told me to check-out MD website. I was thrilled to see that “vegetarian legend from India,” Varinder Singh Ghuman, had participated in 100+ category of Arnold Classic Amateur 2010, held at Columbus, Ohio, the U.S.
Man!!! The exclamations we exchanged over phone cannot be put in words.
Our national hero was the tallest and the biggest of all competitors in that line-up, well almost!
When he walked in, he literally dwarfed most of the competitors with his humongous built. Though he appeared slightly on the softer side at the beginning of the show, he started to dry out and harden up as time progressed. But, the contest coloring could have been a tad better, which could have moved him up a spot or, may be, even two. Ghuman usually glitters in ‘Dream Tan.’ But that cream doesn’t look great in the kind of top lighting we have at the Arnold Amateur.
With one more year of dedication and hard work, Ghuman can surely crack the top spot and make Indians proud.
We pray to the almighty to bless Ghuman with loads of luck and success in all his endeavors.
_ Murali Vijayakumar