Bodybuilders from four out of five ASEAN countries carried off titles at the fourth ASEAN Bodybuilding Championships in Bangkok on Monday (9 July).
SV Bantamweight finalists on file on stage and posing for judges (2 shots)
SV Winners of bantamweight receive medals
SV Lightweight finalists posing for judges and CUTAWAY TO TV camera (2 shots)
SV Winners of lightweight receive medals
GV & SV Middleweight finalists posing
SV Heavyweight finalists posing and CUTAWAY TO spectators (2 shots)
SV Heavyweight winners
SV Bantam weight finalists on file on stage and posing for judges (2 SHOTS)
SV winners of bantamweight receive medals
SV lightweight finalists posing for judges and cutaway to tv camera (2 SHOTS)
SV winners of lightweight receive medals
GV & SV ??? finalists po???ing
??? heavy weight finalists pose and cutaway to spectators (2 SHOTS)
SV heavyweight winners
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Background: Bodybuilders from four out of five ASEAN countries carried off titles at the fourth ASEAN Bodybuilding Championships in Bangkok on Monday (9 July). Only the Philippines failed to gain a place in any of the final events.
SYNOPSIS: Twenty-three body experts participated in the competition at Thailand's Pre-Cadet School. In the bantamweight division Thailand's Chalard Chaleyboon won the judges over with his rippling biceps and showmanship. The judges mark for poise and performance as well as physique so the contestants must be prepared to show-off. Indonesia's Zarlim and Thailand's Boonplod Maitinklang took second and third place medals in the bantamweight.
The ASEAN Bodybuilding Championship is considered a run-up to this year's South East Asia Games in Djakarta, Indonesia, and to the Mr. Asia contest which will be held this September in Manila in the Philippines. So many of the contestants posing for the judges here in Bangkok, can be expected to turn up again at future competitions. The lightweight crown in this championship went to Indonesia's Muhammad Khalim. The middleweight champion, shown here posing for the judges and spectators with the other finalists in his class, was Hashim Salim of Singapore.
The sport of bodybuilding has become quite popular in the ASEAN countries, and the President of Thailand's Amateur Physical Training Association says he intends to further promote the sport in the region. The team title in the ASEAN Bodybuilding Championship was awarded to Thailand. The premier heavyweight division was won by Malaysia's Suratman Tamin.
The event, held at Thailand's Pre-Cadet School, was nationally televised.
23 body experts took part in the competition, which is seen as a run-up to this year's South East Asia Games in Jakarta and Mr. Asia contest this coming September in Manila.
For the contestants, its not only what you have, but how you show it off. Poise and display are key factors in the judges marking.
In the Bantamweight division. Thailand's Chalard Chaleyboon, bulged and huffed his way to victory ever.
Zarlim of Indonesia and B???npled Ma???klang of Thailand who took second and third place respectively.
Indonesia's Muhammad Khalim ??? the lightweight title, while Singapore's Hashim Salim carried off the Middleweight crown.
The premier heavyweight division was won by Malaysia's Suratman Tamin. Only the Philippines failed to place in any of the final events. The team title was awarded to Thailand.
The sport of Bodybuilding in Asia has been increasing in popularity and Thailand's President of the Amateur Physical Training Association said further moves were being planned to further promote the sport in the region.