• Short Summary

    THIS LOVELY PARK (NAME: VIHARE MAHADEVI PARK) IN COLOMBO OFFERS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR A RARE BRAWN CONTEST.

  • Description

    THIS LOVELY PARK (NAME: VIHARE MAHADEVI PARK) IN COLOMBO OFFERS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR A RARE BRAWN CONTEST. IN THE ORCHID ROOM PEOPLE ARE CROWDING TO WITNESS THE "MR. ASIA" CONTEST, THE FIRST EVER HELD IN CEYLON.

    CONTESTANTS FROM FOUR ASIAN COUNTRIES ARE VYING WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS COVETED TITLE.

    THIS IS SACKMAN DE SILVA (NO.3) OF CEYLON REPRESENTING THE HOST COUNTRY IN CLASS THREE; THE HUNK OF MUSCLE FROM THAILAND IS 23 YEAR OLD RACHAN PANTHUKAWONGS (NO.7); AND FROM MALAYA COMES PAK WAI PHANG WHO LAST YEAR WAS CHOSEN "MR. MALAYA." AN OUTSTANDING WEIGHTLIFTER AND SEVERAL TIMES RUNNER-UP IN THE "MR. UNIVERSE" CONTEST, KHURSHID AHMAD IS ONE OF PAKISTAN'S REPRESENTATIVES.

    NO FUNCTION IN CEYLON IS COMPLETE WITHOUT THE FAMOUS KANDYAN DANCE AND THE INTERESTING INTERLUDE WAS PRESENTED BY CEYLON'S DHARMASIRI.

    IN STAGING THE CONTEST, CEYLON WAS HOPING THAT THERE WILL BE A POPULAR INTEREST IN RAISING THE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL CULTURE IN THE COUNTRY.

    ANOTHER ASPIRANT TO THE TITLE OF "BODY BEAUTIFUL," AMJAD ALI KHAN FROM PAKISTAN SHOWS OFF HIS PROWESS AND THE CHUNKS OF MUSCLE WHICH GAVE HIM THE "MR. KARACHI" TITLE LAST YEAR.

    AND AMONG THE INTERESTED SPECTATORS IS CEYLON'S GOVERNOR-GENERAL SIR OLIVER GOONETILLEKE (BALD), PATRON OF THE CONTEST.

    AS THE JUDGES WERE WORKING OUT THE RESULTS, AN OLD VETERAN SHOWED OFF SOME OF THE "TRICKS OF THE TRADE". NON-CONTESTANT MONOTOSH ROY OF INDIA IS ONE OF ONLY THREE ASIAN BODY-BUILDERS TO HAVE WON A CLASS AWARD IN THE "MR. UNIVERSE" CONTEST. HE WON THE MR. UNIVERSE" CLASS THREE IN 1951, AND THE CROWD APPRECIATINGLY ACKNOWLEDGED WHY HE DID:
    AT LAST THE WINNER... RACHAN PHANTHUKAWONGS (S IS SILENT) OF THAILAND WHO WAS ADJUDGED WINNER IN CLASS ONE. VITAL STATISTICS: CHEST 47 INCHES, WAIST 28 AND NECK 17-AND-HALF. SIR OLIVER CONGRATULATED THE WINNER AND PRESENTED HIM THE TROPHY TO THE MUSCLE-MAN FROM THAILAND WHO WILL BE "MR. ASIA" FOR A YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5M16PBGCBAZR01111WVVAYJ5T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5M16PBGCBAZR01111WVVAYJ5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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