Odisha to host NPC Bodybuilding Championship for the first time from April 9

Under the banner of the National Physique Committee (NPC), Odisha will host the NPC Bodybuilding Championship for the first time this year.

The big event will be jointly hosted by NPC Odisha Bodybuilding Federation and RR-27 at Railway Indoor Stadium, Bhubaneswar from April 9-10.

Up to 500 male and female bodybuilders across the state were selected to compete in 13 competition categories. The championship has a total purse of Rs 6,50,000.

“This will be the largest competition at the state level and the winners will qualify for competition at the national level. The championship will be played in 13 categories in the bodybuilding, classic physique, men’s physique and women’s physique events. For physically challenged bodybuilders, we have a special star event,” said Organizing Committee Member Barun Mishra.

“The championship will be a great exhibition for all bodybuilders in Odisha. It will provide them with a very good platform to showcase their talent and shape their future,” Mishra said.

The National Physique Committee is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders around the world compete in competitions ranging from local competitions to NPC-sanctioned national competitions. It is the only amateur bodybuilding organization recognized by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League.

Teresa E. Burton