• Short Summary

    An Australian, Roger Walker, has won the title of "Mr. Asia 1975".

    More than 60 muscle?

  • Description

    An Australian, Roger Walker, has won the title of "Mr. Asia 1975".

    More than 60 muscle men from over a dozen countries competed in the contest which is the largest of its type ever held in Singapore.

    The contestants flexed their well developed torsos in front of a large audience at the Singapore National Theatre who gazed in awe at the oiled, hairless Hercules who paraded up and down on the rostrum.

    Most of the competitors have been working for years to build their bodies up to competition standard.

    Many hours have gone into lifting, straining, pulling, pushing and sitting in saunas.

    Iraq were the previous champions but this year the Australians muscled in and took two of the first three places in the class for the largest men.

    The Singapore Minister for Social Affairs, Mr. Othman Wok, said that it was wrong to regard body builders as mere exhibitors of bulging muscles.

    He said the present day emphasis in body building was on the symmetrical development of the body and the attainment of physical fitness and muscular control.

    SYNOPSIS: The small island of Singapore was host to muscle men from all over the continent last weekend, as the Mr. Asia Nineteen-seventy-five competition got under way. Thousands of pounds of perfectly tuned muscle rippled through the Singapore National Theatre where more than sixty contestants from over a dozen countries gathered for the competition. Iran, represented here by Shorab Sarabi, appeared to have a good chance this year, but they were up against some tough opposition.

    Sarabi did end up winning the class three section of the competition. He said the award made all the hard work during the year worth while.

    Another highly fancied contender, Singapore's Rohmat Juraimi shed more than five kilograms in an effort to regain the title. He lost last year to Abbas Al-Hindawi of Iraq. Romat said that he had to punish himself for the past six months to get ready for the competition. But it was the Australian team member, Roger Walker, who impressed the judges most. Walker has been body building for several years.

    Walker displayed his muscle bulging torso to the best effect and took first prize in the top section of the Mr. Asia competition. But his height probably gave him an advantage over many of his Asian opponents.

    Walker was announced the overall winner of this year's competition... but he almost lost his hard earned reputation when he received this large trophy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMJROD31PAWJ0E3FKV7DUZHW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMJROD31PAWJ0E3FKV7DUZHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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