Chennai bodybuilder receives the Arjuna Prize
CHENNAI: bodybuilder S Bhaskaran , who has been consulted with the prestigious Arjuna Award , he feels that it would provide a stimulus for the sport.
Chennai-based Bhaskaran, who won the Asian championship and the world championship in Thailand last year, was congratulated by the Indian Federation of Bodybuilders ( IBBF ) on Saturday.
He said the award was a recognition of his hard work and that it would also benefit the sport.
The 41-year-old man became the first bodybuilder to win the Arjuna prize since T Pauly in 1999.
Bhaskaran thanked his family and mother for helping him achieve his dreams, and the IBBF for its support.
He also hoped that the future generation of bodybuilders would gain recognition.
IBBF president Chethan Pathare He was also present.