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The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16

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Dubai: Bodybuilder Sunit Jadav walked away with ‘Mr. International Indian 2015-16’ title and a prize money of Rs 1 Million as he emerged as the champion of the champions at the ‘Mr. International Indian 2015-16 Championship’ held at Al Nasr Leisureland Ice Rink here on January 30.

Hundreds of bodybuilders from all over the world participated in the first ever bodybuilding championship of its kind organised by Team Dubai Indians. The event was presented by Rhythm Events under the aegis of Emirates Bodybuilding Federation and General Authority of Youth & Sports Affairs, UAE.

The morning session started around 11.00 am as Shodhan Prasad, who is part of the organising team welcomed the sportive audience and introduced team members Imran Khan, Afroz Assadi, Eusub Ansar, Asif Baikady, Sirajuddin, Abdul Mukhtar, Abdul Rahman & Chiranjith Hegde on the stage. The inauguration commenced with a prayer.

International judges

The entire competition was professionally judged by 12 international judges under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Hamid Al Ansari of UAE Police who was the Head of Judge Committee along with Khaled Al Shamsi, Abdul Majid Yezbag, Adil Al Fosani, Waleed Abdul Karim, Jasim Ashkanani, Chassib Al Khaisi, Mohd. Khair Alzol, Farzad Sanini (former Bodybuilding Champion of Iran), Suleiman Azadi – who are all International Judges of UAE and Khasim Yazbag, who is the World Champion in bodybuilding and also known as the middle judge and Hassan Lashein – who is the former Arab Champion, Egypt Champion, Mediteranian Champion, International Refree and Refree of this event. Majid Yezbag compiled the marks online on the spot following the international standards and was declaring the results instantly.

Qualifying rounds

As expected, there were more than 400 registered contestants out of which many got dropped out because of either no official documents and/or for not being able to participate as per the required criteria of the competition. Finally listed were 140 plus contestants out of which around 87 were adjudged qualified after the weighing round which took place in Banquet Hall of Zammoradah in Karama on January 29 from 5pm till late night in the presence of the International Judges Committee.

The confirmed 87 contestants in the age group 60 kg., 70 kg., 80 kg., 90 kg., 100 kg. and above 100 kg. categories participated one by one flexing their muscles to the widest possible different postures with the glittering colours on their body which reflected on the back side LED boards impressing all the judges who ably adjudged the whole session, ticking appropriate marks as per the international judging standards.

To make this competition a free and fair event, non Indian judges were appointed, who really put their whole effort wisely and truly to identify 6 finalists from each category except for the +100 kgs which had 3 finalists, totaling 33 finalists. This process took around four hours which concluded at around 3pm in the noon.

Final rounds

The final round started at around 5pm with Chief Guest Abdul Karim Mohd Saed (2nd Vice President EBBF), Brig. Gen. Hamid Al Ansari and the Guest of Honour ‘The Great Khali’ the living giant of WWE along with his Manager Sarabjith Kaur (fondly known as BulBul Singh in the wrestling rings) witnessing the finals. RJ Harsha took over the afternoon session which started with singing of National Anthem of both the UAE and India by the students of GEMS Indian School, Angeline Abraham, Jehoash Jonah, Kaelin Sanfrancis, Mathew Joshua, Rithy Rachel Soj, Riya Mary Bino, Shannon Fernandes, Sivani Suresh, Subulakshmi Somasundaram, Sundareswaran Sharma & Vishnu Suresh Kumar. Team Dubai Indians and members of Emirates Bodybuilding Federation were also on the stage.

Flower bouquets were presented to all the guests on stage and Harsha handed over the stage once again to Hassan Lashein, the International Referee to continue with the final rounds with 36 finalists.

The final rounds went on interesting with weight categories set of six presenting as group as well as individual presentations with background music which made the event more gracious with each contestants flexing their muscles to the musical tunes differently. There was huge applause as well as cheers from their supporters and fans from the audience every now and then.
Indian an Arabian cultural folks

Indian an Arabian cultural folks

To add spice and flavour, there were various dances beautifully presented by Body & Soul Group with Natasha, Liubov, Abigail, Chris, Imran, Hicham, Maricar, Subodh, Fatma, Rose Vila, Brayan, Mary & El Hassan, who showcased Arabic Dance, Step Dance, Aerobic Indian Dance & Sumba Dance while another group from ‘Classical Rythms’ presented Indian Classical Fusion Dance comprising Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Kuchupudi, Odissi and Mohiniattam performed by Ishani, Aditi, Bhavna, Tanvi, Yuktha, Smriti and Prerana. All these dances were scheduled in between different weight groups competition and were smoothly conducted.

All the contestants who participated but lost in this competition were invited on to the stage and presented with memento individually and Certificate of Participation and the honours were done by Team Dubai Indians on the stage.


Top six

From the 36 finalists, the judges adjudged the final six winners in each category with winners and five place holders as Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Runner-up respectively. Except for the top six, all others were presented with Cup, Certificate of participation while the first runner-up was additionally honoured with Rs.50,000/- cheque and the second runner-up was presented with Rs.25,000/- cheque.

Title and winners

The final six were again invited on to the stage for the final rounds of title. The following were finally judged and honoured accordingly:

1st place title holder “Champion of the Champions” Mr. Intl. Indian 2015-16 – Sunit Jadav who along with the Title received Rs.1 Million prize money, Cup, Medal, Certificate and Special Gift Hamper from Thumbay Group.

2nd place was grabbed by Vipin Peter who along with the title received Rs. 5 Lakhs, Cup, Medal, Certificate & Special Gift Hamper from Thumbay Group.

3rd place was clinched by Ram Niwas Chand who along with the title received Rs.2.5 lakhs, Cup, Medal, Certificate & Special Gift Hamper from Thumbay Group.

4th place was won by Anil Ghochikkar who along with the title received Rs. 1 Lakh, Cup, Medal & Certificate of appreciation.

5th place was Sumeet Balbir Singh who along with the title received Rs. 1 Lakh, Cup, Medal & Certificate of appreciation.

6th place was Suraj Reshm Kalathinkal who along with the title received Rs. 1 Lakh, Cup, Medal & Certificate of appreciation.

All the winners were honoured by ‘The Great Khali’, Abdul Karim Mohd. Saed, Walid Abdul Karim, Khalid Bilooshi, Sarabjit Kaur, Farzad Samimi and Members of Team Dubai Indian while the top sixes were honoured by the Sponsors of the event present during the event. Funder of Team Dubai Indians Imran Khan proposed the vote of thanks.

RJ Harsha, Shodhan Prasad & Hassan Lashein smoothly conducted the whole programme. Ladies team comprising of Ashwini & Sayeeda along with Adarsh, Kausar & Sameer Bolar volunteered throughout. The entire process of the Championship event was professionally conducted to international standards though this was the maiden attempt by Team Dubai Indians, captured by most of the media who witnessed the show throughout.

 

The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16
The Great Khali crowns Sunit Jadav as Mr International Indian 2015-16

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