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Mr. Tamil Nadu 2015 -Steelman Of Tamil Nadu 2015

Posted in Contests on March 29, 2015 by takeupsculpting

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The year 2015 began with a triple treat for the champions competing under the Tamil Nadu Amateur Body Building Association (TABBA) affiliated to the Indian Body Building and Fitness Federation (IBBFF). Three State contests were held within two months and several champions repeated their winning performance in the events. The major event, however, was conducted on January 26. Titled ‘Steelman of Tamil Nadu 2015,’ it was conducted by the Chairman of Chennai District Amateur Body Building Association, ‘Royapuram’ R. Mano. For the first time in the country, a State-level bodybuilding championship offered a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh for the competitor winning the overall champion of champions title and a total cash prize of Rs. 50,000 in each weight category. The sponsors – M. Pushparaj, Executive Director, Sanmuga Transport (P) Ltd., and V. Kopli Shanker, Pillayar Infrastructure (P) Ltd – took lot of interest in ensuring that the contest was one of the best ever organized in the country. The coordinator of the mega event, ‘Sky’ J. Babu, president, Chennai District Amateur Bodybuilding Association, needs special mention for his efforts.

Special guests

Senior official of the Indian Body Building and Fitness Federation, Benny Francis; president of Andhra Pradesh Body Building Association Ramakrishna; and general secretary of Telangana District Body Building Association Salim were the special guests at the mega event. Most of all the competitors were in their best shape adding excitement to the event.

Chief Guest, VIPs

The chief guest at the evening show was actor Vikram, bodybuilder-turned actor M. Kamaraj, Commonwealth gold medalist in weight lifting Satish Sivalingam and Vel’s University Chancellor ‘Aisari’ Ganesh.

55 kg category

  1. Gopalakrishnan of Kanchi was the clear winner in this class. M. Ramamurthy of Tiruvallur, a national champion, finished second. R. Ranjith of Chennai finished third. R. Ganesh Kumar of Coimbatore was fourth and N. Arivazhagan of Salem, fifth.

60 kg category

Haribabu of ICF, national champion, was in great shape and took the top spot. P. Krishna of Chennai finished second, and the ageless wonder, R. Rajendran of Chennai, at 55 years of age, placed third. C. Rajendran of Kanchi finished fourth and R. Rajkumar of Chennai was fifth.

65 kg category

Baskaran of ICF, former South Asian champion, looked incredible and dominated this class. A. Ahmed Sadiq of Vellore was in excellent shape and placed second. M. Arun Gandhi of Tiruppur was third, R. Anand Ramakrishnan of Chennai, fourth and R. Gubendiran of Kanchi, fifth.

70 kg category

Munusamy of Chennai won this category while G. Harikrishnan of Kanchi was back in good form to finish second. K. Jaishankar of Kanchi was third; M. Udayakumar of Tiruvallur, fourth; and G. Vikranth of Dindigul, fifth.

75 kg category

Kothandaraman of ICF, national champion, looked fantastic and won this category. V. Durai of Chennai and R. Aravindh of Kanchi finished second and third respectively. K. Serendran of Kanchi was fourth and S. Madhushankar of Sivaganga, fifth.

80 kg category

Jayaprakash of ICF, 3-time Mr. India, was at his absolute best and dominated this class. M.S. Kandan of Chennai, another national medalist, finished second; A. Baranidharan of Pudukottai, third; S. Anupkumar of Chennai, fourth; and C. Prabhakaran of Salem, fifth.

85 kg category National champion G. Kumar of Chennai won this weight class. S. Madan Subramanian of Kanchi finished second while M. Mahendran of Chennai, third. A. Abdul Malik of Tiruchi finished fourth and S. Keerthivasan of Kanchi won the fifth prize.

90 kg category

Gopi of Krishnagiri was awesomely big and in good condition to win the top prize in this class. Murali Vijayakumar of Chennai was second. C. Ramesh Tiruvallur finished third with a very few points behind the runner-up. K. Senthilkumar of Chennai placed fourth and J. Prasannakumar of Tiruchi, fifth.

90 + kg category

Vimal Anand of Salem was big and in good shape to win first. B. Purnachandran of ICF was second prize while V. Satish of Chennai, third. K. Gopalakrishnan of Chennai finished fourth and B.R. Navin Kumar of Tiruvallur, fifth.

Physically challenged champions

Raja of Chennai, who has won several national titles in the differently abled category, was the unanimous winner. R. Prasad of Cuddalore finished second; R. Mohanraj of Tiruvallur, third; M. Santhoshkumar of Salem, fourth; and M. Thangadurai of Salem, fifth.

Champion of Champions

Jayaprakash won the champion of champions title. It was a tough job for the judges to decide the winner as three of the finalists chosen for the title were all incredible in their own way. Baskaran was extremely hard, dry and thick and pushed Jayaprakash hard for the title. Kothandaraman was too classic and gave a great fight in his own way. However, Jayaprakash’s complete physique combined with muscle maturity made him the hero of the event.

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Senior Mr. Tamil Nadu

The 43rd Senior Mr. Tamil Nadu was held on March 8 at Katpadi, Vellore. A young champion from Chennai, Karthik, turned up in great form and beat Kumar for the overall. Karthik rocked the 80 kg class where he beat M.S. Kandan ; while Kumar dominated the 85 kg category. Gopalakrishnan of Kanchi won the 55 kg class. Harikrishnan of Chennai displayed a beautiful physique to win the 70 kg class. Vimal Anand of Salem improved considerably from his previous performance to win against a great competitor in Senthil Kumar in the 90 kg class. Ramesh of Chennai was bigger and harder and won in the 90 + category.

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Mr. Tamil Nadu

‘Gold’ D. Prakash of Kanchi District Amateur Body Building Association conducted a State championship at AJS Nidhi School in Alandur, Chennai, on March 22.

Amazing Karthik

Amazing Karthik

Kumar once again won his class and beat Karthik to take home the overall championship and won a Tata Nano car. Munusamy was second in the overall fight while an incredibly conditioned Karthik placed third in the overall fight. The triple-treat to muscle fans ended with the association selecting the Tamil Nadu team to represent the State at the 55th Senior Mr. India scheduled for the second week of April in Pune.

– C. Lakshmi Kumar

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Mr. India 2015

Posted in Contests on March 20, 2015 by takeupsculpting

8th Senior Men’s National Body Building Championship 2015 was held from February 2 to March 1 at Gandhidham, Kutch, Gujarat . The contest was organized by the Kutch Body Building and Physique Sports Association with the Gujarat State Body Building Association, affiliated to the Indian Body Builders Federation.

The best bodybuilders of the country participated in amazing form, making the contest one of the most spectacular events organised in the recent times.

The first prize winner in each category won Rs. 50,000; the second prize winner, Rs. 40,000; the third prize winner, Rs. 30,000;  the fourth and fifth prize winners Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively.

Champion of champions

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Sangram Chougule of Maharashtra won the Overall Champion title and took home a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh.  Murali Kumar of the Indian Navy was the runner-up as the overall champion and won a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh.

Vipin Peter of the Navy was the second runner-up in the overall fight and won a sum of Rs. 1 lakh.

The best poser award went to Sarbo Singh of the Railways, with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

The most improved body builder award went to Sunit Jadhav of Maharashtra.

3 champs

Maharashtra won the team championship trophy.

The organizers had put on a fantastic show which is highly commendable. Special word of praise to Chetan Pathare, Baba Madhok, Talwarkar, Premchand, Basheer, Pauly and all the officials who were behind the success of this mega event.

(Photographs courtesy: Facebook, friends)

Here is how the champions finished in each weight class.

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55 KG CATEGORY

NITIN MHATRE MAHARASHTRA

2 RAHUL SALUNKE INDIAN RAILWAY

3 C V ARUN DAS INDIAN NAVY

5 J.J. CHAKRBORTHY INDIAN RAILWAY

4 SUNIL SAKPAL MAHARASHTRA

 60 KG CATEGORY

1 SWAPNIL NARWADKAR MAHARASHTRA

2 K HARIBABU ICF

3 BALAL KHAN ODISHA

4 SANJAYA KUMAR SAHU ODISHA

5 PAWAN MANHOTRA PUNJAB

65 KG CATEGORY

1 S BHASKARAN ICF

2 RIYAS T.K. KERALA

3 SANJAY SHRIWAS VIDARBHA 90

4 ARNOLD FUDGE WEST BENGAL 85

5 FAIYAZ SHAIKH GOA

70 KG CLASS

1 V. JAYAPRAKASH ICF

2 RAJU KHAN DELHI

3 RAJKISHOR NAYAK

4 SRINIVAS WASKE

5 M KOTHANDARAMAN ICF

 75 KG CATEGORY

1 B.MAHESWARAN MAHARASHTRA

2 N SARBO SINGH INDIAN RAILWAY

3 SALIM ANSASRI MAHARASHTRA

4 APPALA SWAMI INDIAN NAVY

5 VINIT SHARMA PUNJAB

80 KG CATEGORY

1 A. BOBBY SINGH INDIAN RAILWAY

2 E KARTHIK TAMIL NADU

3 S SATEESH KUMAR TAMIL NADU

4 M ROBI MEITEI ASSAM

5 SACHIN DONGRE MAHARASHTRA

 85 KG CATEGORY

1 VIPIN PETER INDIAN NAVY

2 SUNIT JADHAV MAHARASHTRA

3 RAHUL BHIST INDIAN RAILWAY

4 JAGAT KUMAR DELHI

5 SAGAR MALI MAHARASHTRA

 90 KG CATEGORY

1 SANGRAM CHOUGULE MAHARASHTRA

2 JAGDISH LAD MAHARASHTRA

3 VIJAY BAHADUR INDIAN RAILWAY

4 SATYAJIT PRATIHARI ODISHA

5 MOHD ASHRAF UTTAR PRADESH

100 KG CLASS

1 R MURALI KUMAR INDIAN NAVY

2 MAHENDRA CHAVAN GOA

3 RAM NIVAS INDIAN RAILWAY

4 VIKRAM HARYANA

5 AKSHAY CHOPRA GUJRAT

 100 + CATEGORY

1 HARI PRASAD INDIAN NAVY

2 DEEPAK TRIPATHI MAHARASHTRA

3 JAAVED ALI KHAN INDIAN RAILWAY

4 D P CHANDRAN INDIAN NAVY

5 AKSHAY MOGARKAR GOA