Sar­dar Is­mail be­comes over­all of WABBA Universe

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

Sar­dar Is­mail was the only Kur­dish ath­lete who took part in the 2013 WABBA Universe Cham­pi­onship which was held in Ro­dal­ben in Ger­many in Novem­ber 16-17. The com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by The World Am­a­teur Body Build­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (WABBA).

Sar­dar Is­mael se­cured first place in the Small Men Cat­e­gory and won a gold medal in the cham­pi­onship. Ex­hil­a­rat­ing the Iraqi and Kur­dish peo­ple, Is­mail was se­lected by the or­ga­niz­ers as the over­all win­ner of the cham­pi­onship.

"I am proud with the re­sult and feel ex­tremely happy over win­ning the gold medal in this great cham­pi­onship. I feel hap­pier as I was able to fly my Kur­dish flag af­ter the re­sults were dis­closed," said Is­mail

The par­tic­i­pa­tion of Kur­dish body­builders in the Men's World Am­a­teur Body­build­ing Cham­pi­onship and WABBA Universe has been due to a suc­cess­ful at­tempt by fa­mous Kur­dish body­builder Ah­mad Rambo, who has re­cently iden­ti­fied as the WABBA Pres­i­dent in Kur­dis­tan and Asia.

“To­day is a his­tor­i­cal vic­tory not only for body­builders and ath­letes, but for all Kur­dish peo­ple. To­day the na­tional an­them of Kur­dis­tan was played and the Kur­dish flag was lifted in Ger­many. We should be all proud with that,” said the Kur­dish Rambo

He added “Sport is for the na­tions to show their tal­ents and we as Kurds have to be able to par­tic­i­pate at the in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onships un­der Kur­dis­tan name. Noth­ing was as nice as I heard Kur­dish na­tional an­them in the event,”

Rambo dis­closed that he has been green light to bring the next WABBA cham­pi­onship to the Kurd- ish cap­i­tal city of Er­bil.

When asked when the next event will take place, Rambo an­swered “I have al­ready talked to the As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers in or- der the next cham­pi­onship will be held in Kur­dis­tan in April 2014. I think it will oc­cur on April 24,” The World Am­a­teur Body Build­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (WABBA) is a body­build­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion founded in 1976 by the leg­endary French body­builder Serge Nubret. The as­so­ci­a­tion joined the Na­tional Am­a­teur Body­builders As­so­ci­a­tion (NABBA) based in Eng­land in 1977, but left again in 1983. WABBA holds World Cham­pi­onships and Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships.

The ath­letes who com­pete within the cat­e­gory Men Body aren't lim­ited by weight. The Cat­e­gories are de­fined by the height of the com­peti­tors ex­cept for the cat­e­gories Su­per J24 (This cat­e­gory is sim­i­lar to the for­mer ju­niors' cat­e­gory ex­cept for the age limit), Su­per Mas­ters and Mas­ters, which are de­fined by the age of the ath­letes.

Sar­dar Is­mail be­comes over­all of WABBA Universe.

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