05th December 2018 16:46:32 Hours
Private V.F.R.D Raj Kumar and Corporal G.G.G.N Wickramasinghe, the only two bodybuilders of the Army who competed in the first edition of the South Asian Bodybuilding Competition - 2018, held during 22 - 26 November 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal won a Gold (60 kg) and a Bronze medal (65 kg) respectively beating a total of about 100 male and female contestants.
The event, launched by the Nepal Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFBF) was competed by both male and female bodybuilders from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan under 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85 kg weight categories during four days. Woman participants vied under 8 separate categories.
Directorate of Army sports in close cooperation with the Sri Lanka Army Bodybuilding, Weightlifting and Powerlifting Committee recommended the winners for inclusion in the Sri Lankan contingent of bodybuilders.