Save the dates of November 27 and 28, 2017 as these are the days when the prestigious and biennial Talwalkars Classique Invitation Bodybuilding Competition will be held. And for the first time the finals of the event will be held at the iconic Shree Chandrashekharendra Saraswati auditorium in Mumbai, which has a seating capacity of over 3000. The preliminary rounds or the pre-judging will be held at Juhu Hotel on November 27. This competitive event is expected to be attended by hordes of bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts.
India’s top 30 bodybuilders will compete for prestige and bragging rights besides the Rs 6 lakhs prize money along with a trophy and citation. The runner-up will be awarded prize money of Rs 3 lakhs, and Rs 50,000 to the 10th place holder. The competition to be held under the aegis of Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) and the Maharashtra Bodybuilding Association has total prize money of Rs 20 lakhs.
(IBBF is the apex body of the sport which is recognized by the Government of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and affiliated to Sports Authority of India.)
A mixed pair competition will also feature in the event for prize money of Rs 1 lakh. The idea was conceptualized by octogenarian and India’s well known Fitness Guru Shree Madhukar Talwalkar (the patriarch of Talwalkars Fitness Centers).
The competitors to watch out this year are Mr. Mahendra Jadhav from Maharasthra (gold medal winner at the Mr. World Competition held in Mongolia), Mr. Suneet Jadhav from Maharasthra (three time Mr. India winner), and Mr. Ram Nivas of Railways (current champion). Mr. Akshay Mogarkar and Mr. Bobby Singh are also expected to be tough challengers.
Talwalkars Classique Invitation Bodybuilding Competition has over the years become the nation’s premiere bodybuilding show and attended by some of the finest bodybuilders from across the land. This event not only allows the bodybuilders to show off their aesthetic bodies sculpted over years, but also acts as a medium to spread the message of fitness to one and all. The jaw-dropping physiques of the male and female competitors aspires many youngsters to take up fitness as a part of life. The mixed pair event at the competition is a way couples can hit the gym and try out something new in fitness.
Such is the enthusiasm for this event that people from all parts of India and even abroad makes it a point to attend and be a part of this great program.