The 14th Asia Bodybuilding Championships were staged in Singapore on Tuesday (24 October). The sport,?
SV Competitors entering hall
CU singapore's Moh Tech Hin
CU Iraq's Ahmad Hadi and Basri Jumadi of Malaysia flexing
SV iran's Mehdi Khaneghah and Pakistan's Aziz Oolah
SV Audience look on
CU Zoom out heavy weight class (Iraq's Gold Abas Alhindawi and Silver Abdul Karim and India's Sheed Beizavi (Bronze)
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Background: The 14th Asia Bodybuilding Championships were staged in Singapore on Tuesday (24 October). The sport, concerned with building muscles and then flexing them in competition, is becoming increasingly popular in Asia.
40 competitors from eight countries - Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Iraq, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India and host country Singapore - took part in the 14th Asian Bodybuilding Championship in Singapore on Tuesday, 24 October.
Iraq emerged the winner when it won two gold medals beside a silver and a bronze. Iran and Singapore won each of the other two gold medals. Singapore's Moh Teck Hin won the championship of bantam-weight.
In lightweight championship, Iraq's Ahmad Hadi won the gold medal and the runner-up was Malaysia's Basri Jumadi for silver.
Iran's gold came in the middleweight division through Mehdi Khaneghah while Pakistan's Aziz Oolah won the silver medal.
The second Iraq's gold medal went to Abas Alhindawi in heavyweight when he was competing with the other two opponents - Abdul Karim of Iraq for silver and India's Sheed Beizavi for Bronze.
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SYNOPSIS: Forty competitors from eight countries - Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Iraq, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India and host country Singapore took part in the event.
Singapore's Moh Tech Hin held on to his bantam weight championship for the second year running. Bodybuilding is increasingly popular in Singapore.
In the lightweight championship for competitors below 74 kilos, Iraq took the championship again, but with a new competitor Ahmad Hadi. Basri Jumadi from malaysia was the runner-up and took the silver.
The competition drew large crowds. In the middle weight competition Iran's Mehdi Khanegan took the gold and Pakistan's Aziz Oolah won the silver. The champions title had been held by Rohmat Juraimi of Singapore.
Iraq emerged as the overall winner with two golds, a silver and a bronze. Their second gold was won by Abas Alhindawi in the heavyweight class. Abdul Karim also of Iraq took the silver and India's Sheed Beizavi took the bronze.