Women’s bodybuilding is on the rise in Bangladesh. Even if we rewind the clock to a few years back, we would hardly find any news that had women and bodybuilding paired together. But despite the lack of opportunities and the alarming number of obstacles they have to overcome, more and more women are entering the field of professional bodybuilding and the number of participants in such events are rapidly increasing with each passing event.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is set to issue a probe into bodybuilder Jahid Hasan's case, the minister, Zahid Ahsan Russel confirmed on Tuesday.
Tameer Anwar is a household name in the bodybuilding industry of Bangladesh. He has been dominating the local scene since 2014 by winning 8 straight Mister Bangladesh titles. The pioneering bodybuilder created history last month by winning first place at the IFBB Pro League Thailand and becoming the first IFFP Pro Card holder from Bangladesh. This is huge for us as being an IFFP Pro Athlete means that Tameer is now eligible to participate in Mr Olympia, the pinnacle of men’s professional bodybuilding.
Manohar Aich, the bodybuilder who became the first Indian to take the Mr. Universe title in 1952 and won the nickname 'Pocket Hercules' for his tiny stature, has died aged 104.