Varinder Ghuman at 2011 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix XI
It has been a long wait for us, Indians, to see one of our musclemen flex along with professional bodybuilders of the West. What was often dismissed by naysayers as a mere dream finally came true on March 12, 2011.
India’s largest bodybuilder and ‘Punjab ka puttar,’ Varinder Singh Ghuman, competed with pro bodybuilders at the 2011 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix XI, held at Melbourne. Though Ghuman placed eighth in the contest, his physique shows that he is just a lion cub entering a pride of adults, who have their territory clearly marked. We are sure that this cub will grow up and someday take over the pride and earn a place of its own in the jungle of beasts.
We are eagerly waiting to see our champions finish in the top five of professional competitions, which may not be a dream either.
Here is the score card and some pictures of Ghuman. (Source: www.musculardevelopment.com)
1. Dennis Wolf
2. Johnnie Jackson
3. Michael Kefalianos
4. Ben Pakulski
5. Grigori Atoyan
6. Adorthus Cherry
7. Luke Timms
8. Varinder Singh
9. Darryn Onekawa
10. Daniel Hill