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Sunday, October 02 2022

Mangaluru: Giving up not a choice for this Mr Universe contender

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Mangaluru: Darius Lasrado bagged fourth in the sports fitness federation model category in the Mr. Universe competition, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on July 16 and 17. Despite suffering a head injury six weeks before the competition, he was still able to compete.

Speaking to NewsKarnataka Darius said, “First of all, it was a huge honour for me to represent the country and be a part of the Indian team. This itself was a big achievement. This is something I have already done when I competed for Mr. Asia, and this is my second time doing it for Mr. Universe. I feel proud that I could bring something back for India.”

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He further said that the head injury had happened six weeks before his competition. “I had to undergo minor surgery and had to stop my preparations for a while. I did not tell my family about the injury as they were in Mangaluru and I stayed in Bengaluru. They were not aware of how severe it was. They only knew I had fallen and got a few stitches. I had to take care of myself while also getting ready for the competition and staying alone,” he added.

Speaking further he said, “When I resumed my preparations, there were only a few days left until the competition. There was a time when I considered giving up and trying again next time. But then I remembered all the effort I had put in over the past nine months. After giving it some thought, I decided to participate in the competition and give it my all. That is how I ended up coming fourth. Otherwise, I would have bagged a better place. Nevertheless, I am happy with it.”

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“I’m now taking a one-month break. After that, I will be preparing for another international competition,” said Darius.

Father of Darius, Oscar Lasrado said, “I feel very good about this achievement by our son. He is a very hardworking person. He goes to the gym twice a day and also works. He has made us proud.”

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