Nitin Mhatre began India’s gold-winning spree in Pune as he won his first Asian gold in the men’s bodybuilding 55kgs in the 52kgs Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship. Sunit Jadhav added another gold in 90 kg contribute second gold medal from Maharashtra.

Mhatre, coming from a small hamlet called Vandre in Thane district was a four-time Mr. India and one Mr. world title to his credit, but it took him 14 years to win the Asian Championship as he could not afford the expenses to travel abroad for previous Asian championships. Jadhav is the flag bearer for Indian bodybuilding.

Indian athletes made a huge bang on the final day as they went on to win five gold, six silver, and four bronze medals. Bhaskaran added gold in the 60kg category, which was followed by A Boby Singh (80 kg) and Jadhav at the last. Indian athletes added six silver and four bronze medals in the 10 out of the under-60kgs Gaurav Bhandari, Hari Babu (65kgs) and C Rahul (70kgs) won silver for India while L Neta (55kgs) and Pothina Krishna finished with bronze medals among the others.
From Online Sources