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Shmal Pereira wins 'Sports City Champion' title

Written by: Staff

Pune, May 16: Shmal Pereira of Mumbai, displaying a symmetrical and well-proportioned muscular physique, stood head and shoulder above the rest to claim the prestigious 'Sports City Champion' title today in the state-level best physique contest, hosted by the Navatej Foundation under the aegis of the Body Temple Gymnasium, at the Yeshwantrao Chavan auditorium at Kothrud here.

Pereira, after winning the gold in the above 75 kg class, excelled in the synchronised posing to reclaim the honours. Pereira not only claimed the glittering trophy but also a cheque of Rs 11,000.

The total prize money of Rs 65,000 was at stake in the competition which attracted as many as 150 musclemen from all over the state.

Devendra Vanvekar of Mumbai suburban who participated in above 75 kg class, bagged the best poser's prize, while Ganesh Pawar of Kolhapur who won the gold in the below 65 kg class was adjudged the most improved body builder. Both musclemen received a trophy each and Rs one thousand as the prize money. All the six winners in the six weight groups were awarded cash prizes of Rs 2500, Rs 2000, Rs 1500, Rs 1000, Rs 750 and Rs 500 respectively.

The final reults: Below 55 kg: Jagdish Kadam (Mum Sub) 1, Pankaj Raut (Mum city) 2, Bhavesh Meher (Thane) 3, Santosh Randhir (Pimpri-Chinchwad) 4, Pramod Nakati (Mum Sub) 5, Om Gorang (Pimpri-Chinchwad) 6.

Below 60 kg: Arun Patil (Mum Sub) 1, Manish Sasane (Pune) 2, Jayandra Mayekar (Raigad) 3, Ganesh Patil (Thane) 4, Gopal Gaikwad (Nasik) 5, Naonath Rodghe (Pimpri-Chinchwad) 6.

Below 65 kg: Ganesh Pawar (Kol) 1, Swapnil Newalkar (Thane) 2, Prakash Mhatre (Raigad) 3, Ajay Jagtap (Pune) 4, Jayawant Rodkar (Pune) 5, Yogesh Patil (Kol) 6.

Below 70 kg: Mansur Badsha (Mum city) 1, Sanchit Bhatkar (Mum Sub) 2, Pravin Zagade (Mum city) 3, Raju Pal (Thane) 4, Pawan Thorat (Pune) 5, Arun S (Satara) 6.

Below 75 kg: Dominis Fernades (Mum Sub) 1, Sangram Chougule (Pune) 2, Vishal Kasar (Mum city) 3, Shivram Koli (Pune) 4, Namdeo Kamble (Pune) 5, Pradip Jadhav (Pimpri-Chinchwad) 6.

Above 75 kg: Shamal Pereira (Mum city)1, Abdul Pathan (Mum city) 2, Devendra Vangekar (Mum Sub) 3, Sandeep Shinde (Satara) 4, Subash Deshpande (Pune) 5, Amit Waghmare (Pimpri-Chinchwad) 6.


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