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Pro Indian bodybuilder to compete in Arnold Classic Australia

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 24, 2017, 6:38 pm IST
Updated : Jan 24, 2017, 6:38 pm IST

Deepika Chowdhary who got her pro card last year will be the first Indian to perform in the competition

Deepika will be competing with her coach and colleague Gennifer Strobo at the championship to be held in Australia. (Photo: Instagram/deepikapune_iffbpro)
 Deepika will be competing with her coach and colleague Gennifer Strobo at the championship to be held in Australia. (Photo: Instagram/deepikapune_iffbpro)

Women have been conquering greater heights in all fields and sports seems to be the latest field. While mainstream sports are turning out to be more popular, an Indian bodybuilder will now be performing at the international stage.

Deepika Chowdhary is India’s only female athlete to hold a pro card in bodybuilding and she will now be participating and representing India at the Arnold Classic in Australia. The 32-year-old athlete is also a molecular biologist by profession at the National Institute of Virology in Pune will be competing in the Figure category of the competition to be held from 17th -19th March. The competitors will be judged based on their athletic appearance and the person with the best body will win.

The competition named after bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes place annually and is run by the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB). However, this will be the first time that an Indian will be taking part in the competition. Deepika has won several medals and participated in competitions like The Steveston Metropolitan Championship, Atlantic States Championship, NPC Eastern USA championship too. After the Arnold Classic, Chowdhary has her eyes on the Olympia title which is one of the most popular titles in the bodybuilding sport.

The bodybuilder who is a part of Team Bombshell, a competitive fitness training team will be competing alongside her coach Gennifer Strobo who is among the world’s most famous pro figure athletes.

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