On Saturday, July 21st 2012 at the Angkor Century Hotel a very highly anticipated bodybuilding competition took place at Angkor Century Hotel marking a major milestone for Angkor Body Building Associationthis year.
Attended by some 500 Cambodians and expats in Siem Reap, the event was very successfully concluded with the participation of 22 Cambodian bodybuilders from Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh, 15 finalists were judged at 5pm.
Competitors were judged on their muscularity and definition along with their overall fitness condition.
Displaying muscular proportion and symmetry were equally as important for the competitors as their stage presentation and ability to show a unique performance during the competition.
The Saturday night main event featured very special guest Posers who Mr. JONAS YOUNES LAROUSSI(3rd place IFBB Bodybuilding Classic 2011) and and MARIA INGELIS CARLSWARD(2011 Olympia Las Vegas Flex Bikini).
The event line up also includes showcases of Cambodian Traditional martial arts “Bokator”, Cambodian and Korean dance performances which made the crowd even more excited to experience such great entertainment in addition to the sports competition.
“The competition has been well organized. I like the speed of how things went during the pre-judging round as in the future there may be more categories and more athletes so it’s good to move it fast like this. I have the great courage of Cambodian bodybuilding athletes to be on that stage and do their poses for some, the first time in their lives. I know that they are from different provinces and cities; they have worked be able very hard to showcase their talents today. Some of the athletes from each category have tremendous potential to compete in the international competitions although they need to learn more the knowledge and secrets on how to prepare themselves to win a competition,” said Mr. JONAS YOUNES LAROUSSI.
“This year’s ABBA 2nd Bodybuilding Competition did prove to be one of the biggest and most exciting in our history and the history of the bodybuilding industry in Cambodia. With such success and such a great result we are looking into our 3rd ABBA bodybuilding competition here in Siem Reap or maybe in Phnom Penh. We are also thinking of organizing a “Health & Fitness Fair”.
We felt that there is a great lack of knowledge amongst the public about caring for their health. The fair would provide an opportunity, where people can come, and get information on health services, health products, fitness activities, fitness facilities in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh,” Said Mr. David, President of ABBA.
Lower than 60KG Category
Label Number: 1
Place of residence: Siem Reap
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 59 KG
60 to 70KG Category
Label Number: 22
Place of residence:
Higher than 70KG Category
Label Number: 21
Place of residence: Phnom Penh
Height: 1.74 m
Weight: 75 Kg