Kur­dish body­builder shines at the World Cham­pi­onships

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A Kur­dish ath­lete took part in the 2013 Men's World Am­a­teur Bodybuilding Cham­pi­onships or­ga­nized by the World Am­a­teur Bodybuilding As­so­ci­a­tion (WABBA).

Nazar Ah­mad Hus­sein se­cured first place in the Small Men Cat­e­gory and took a gold medal at the Cham­pi­onships. To the geat joy of the Kur­dish peo­ple, Hus­sein was also se­lected by the or­ga­niz­ers as the Cham­pi­onships’ over­all win­ner.

The event was held in Hun­gary on June 15-16, and ath­letes from 27 coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion. A del­e­ga­tion headed by Ah­mad Rambo from the Kur­dis­tan Am­a­teur Bodybuilding As­so­ci­a­tion par­tic­i­pated in the event, rep­re­sent­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. The gold medal was not un­ex­pected, given that Hus­sein has done very well in var­i­ous events in the past.

The par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Kur­dish body­builder in the 2013 Men's World Am­a­teur Bodybuilding Cham­pi­onships was largely due to the ef­forts of the fa­mous Kur­dish body­builder, Ah­mad Rambo, who has re­cently named the WABBA Pres­i­dent for Asia and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

“Hus­sein has be­come a pow­er­ful com­peti­tor. He at­tracted the at­ten­tion of the judges with his mus­cles and with his per­fect per­for­mances on stage,” Rambo said.

The re­sults of the cat­e­gories were as fol­low­ing:

Small Cat­e­gory

Ah­mad Nazar from the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion took first place; Kor­nel Bo­hos from Hun­gary came se­cond; Ti­bor Fuzesi from Hun­gary was third; Pan­telis Stavroulakis from Greece be­came fourth; Francesco Osto from Italy se­cured fifth place; and Julio

Portet from Spain was sixth.

Medium Cat­e­gory

Las­zlo Rezso Zom­bori from Hun­gary took first place; Da­vide Zam­baldi from Italy came se­cond; Achil­leas Ve­shaj from Greece was third; Khalid Hus­sein from Iraq came in fourth; Carmelo Zuc­carello from Italy se­cured fifth place; and Najm Peeshkawt Ni­mat from Iraq was sixth.

Tall Cat­e­gory

Kai-Ja­cob Lyons from the United King­dom took first place; Manuel Greifen­berg from Italy was placed se­cond; Da­vide Gal­leani from Italy was third; Oleg Iaky­menko of the Ukraine came fourth; Al­ta­l­a­bani Pieshte­wan Saleh Najm from Iraq was fifth; and Adrian Parra from Spain came sixth.

X-Tall Cat­e­gory

Krisztian Bereczi from Hun­gary took first place; Ce- dric Grand from Switzer­land came se­cond; Kelvin Leigh Hinde from the United King­dom was third; Ig­nazio Va­lente from Italy came fourth; Roberto Falso from Italy was placed fifth; and At­tila Si­mon from Hun­gary came sixth.

As the cham­pion, Hus­sein was in­tro­duced as be­ing from Kur­dis­tan, car­ry­ing the Kur­dish Flag. Rambo be­lieves this to be a great achieve­ment not only for body­builders, but for the en­tire Kur­dish peo­ple.

Last year, an­other two Kur­dish top body­builders, Sar­dar Is­mail and Omer Faisal, won gold medals in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories in the same com­pe­ti­tion, which was held in Italy in 2012. How­ever, Is­mail and Faisal com­peted as Iraqis at that time, rather than rep­re­sent­ing Kur­dis­tan. Is­mael se­cured first place in the Small Men Cat­e­gory, win­ning a gold medal at the cham­pi­onship and be­ing named the over­all win­ner.

These ex­cel­lent per­for­manc- es by Kur­dish body­builders in the World Cham­pi­onships prove that the sport of bodybuilding is highly de­vel­op­ing in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

The World Am­a­teur Body Build­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (WABBA) was founded in 1976 by the leg­endary French body­builder, Serge Nubret. The as­so­ci­a­tion joined the UK-based Na­tional Am­a­teur Body­builders As­so­ci­a­tion (NABBA) in 1977, but left again in 1983. The WABBA holds both World and Euro­pean cham­pi­onships.

The ath­letes who com­pete in the Men Body cat­e­gory are de­lim­ited not by weight, but by height. There are three ex­cep­tions to this: the Su­per J24 (which is sim­i­lar to the for­mer Ju­niors cat­e­gory in all ex­cept the age limit), Su­per Masters and Masters cat­e­gories, all of which are de­fined by the age of the ath­letes.

Nazar Ah­mad Hus­sein be­comes over­all win­ner of the World Am­a­teur Bodybuilding Cham­pi­onship.

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