Mr. Classic – Inter-district Championship

The overall title once again went to Krishna.

I admire some persons for their untiring efforts at organising competitions on a regular basis. E. Dayalan of Classic Fitness Centre is one such person whose name figures among the best of contest organisers. He successfully conducted Mr. Tamil Nadu 2011 Open State Championship at Tambaram last September and repeated that feat this year by organising an inter-district contest for champions from Chennai and Kanchi on August 19. That this event was held to mark the eleventh anniversary of his gym and happened to be his eleventh annual contest need special mention.

Manikandan of Chennai, who finished second in 55 kg class, came close to winning the title.

The competitors who finished in top five places were showered with gifts. Here is an overview of how some of the best competitors fared:
55 kg class
K. Nehru of Kanchi district won the title. However, M. Manikandan of Chennai, who finished second, came close to taking away the title from Nehru. Mani, who finished third the previous weekend at the ‘Mr. Chennai,’ presented a much-improved package. He had a fantastic V-taper, incredible back details and good abs. With a little more size and muscularity in the legs, this young man can comfortably move into the winners’ circle. C. Vinayakamurthi of Kanchi finished third.
60 kg class
K. Sriram of Kanchi was outstanding in this category. His quads and hamstrings were A-grade and the rest of his physique was nothing less either. With a little more effort, Sriram can win medals at the nationals. Rajasekar of Chennai finished second and P. Saravanan of Chennai, third.
65 kg class
The fight was between P. Krishna and I.K. Huzaifa, both representing Chennai. Krishna entered 65 kg category this contest against his usual 60 kg division. He was bigger and drier than the previous weekend. Huzaifa was holding a little water and had to finish second behind Krishna. However, Huzaifa’s quads were freakily cut and ripped. Not a bad year at all for the young man, who has made a mark as a competitor.
Yasin of Chennai placed third.

Sriram of Kanchi can win medals at the nationals.

70 kg class
P. Prashant of Chennai was beautiful in this weight category. He had the right blend of size, shape and muscularity to walk over the rest in the line-up. The fight for second place was between Maria Jijo of Kanchi and C. Vijaya Baskar of Chennai. Jijo was a little more ripped and drier which gave him an edge. Baskar, who used to compete in 55 kg class three years ago, had packed on a lot of quality muscle and entered the top-five zone. With the kind of leg training he is doing right now, I am confident that his once-weak quads will soon become a weapon.

Baskar (right), who used to compete in 55 kg class three years ago, has packed on a lot of quality muscle.

75 kg class
Shaliya and my good friend D. Saravanan, both representing Chennai, fought for the title here. The former grabbed the top spot, thanks to his muscularity and conditioning. I hope Saravanan nails it right and wins the State championship this October.
80 kg class
Balaguru of Chennai was at his freakiest and won hands-down in this weight division. His conditioning was amazing even though his body fat percentage was not the lowest. He is focused at hitting the peak for a national-level contest scheduled in September and I wish him luck.

Balaguru of Chennai was at his freakiest in the 80 kg class.

S. Sheik Hussain and my friend Ranjith Kumar finished second and third respectively. The bronze winner was an unexpected entrant and his higher-than-usual body fat level made it evident. But, Ranjth had put on a lot of muscle, especially in the legs, and is sure to present a bigger and freakier package next March.

The high point of the evening finals came when competitors over the age of 40 flexed in the Masters’ division.

85, 85-plus classes
Kandan of Chennai and M. Raghul of Chennai won the title in the two classes respectively. Kandan, who threatened to take the overall title the previous weekend, was a bit off. However, he was too good to finish anything less than first in his weight class. Raghul is a new kid on the block. I could see significant improvements in his physique and posing. Let’s wait for a couple of years to see how this young competitor blossoms.
Veterans’ show
The high point of the evening finals came when competitors over the age of 40 flexed in the Masters’ division. That these seniors are still battling the weights at the gym and looking good enough for the stage need appreciation.
Champion of Champions
The overall title once again went to Krishna.
I wish the rest of the class winners the very best of luck for winning overall title in their future contests.
– C. Lakshmi Kumar

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Mr. Classic – Inter-district Championship”

  1. c.vijaya basksr Says:

    first ofall i want to say thanks to all my well wishers. Particularly i want to say thanks to mr.lakshmikumar. im really proud to say im one of his students.he has given tips to improve my legs.one again,iwant to say thanks to all my well wishers,n my masters.

  2. i am very proud to say that i am one of u and ur team fan. Twice a week i used to watch ur site and we are happy getting valuable information about nutrition and body building. Im not eligible to appriciate u rather i respect ur voluntary service. Kudos to teammaster.

  3. i m very proud to say tat i am also working out in a classic gym. i also want to thank dayalan master who conducted a competition for training master as my uncle is also participated and won 3rd prize.i want to thank dayalan master and hatsof to him. -v.s Says:

    Thank you to dayalan master

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