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Afghanistan Wins Gold At Asian Bodybuilding Contest

The national bodybuilding team has won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship in South Korea.

The Mr Afghanistan title winner Yasin Qaderi won gold in the 90kg weight category in the competition.

Shokrullah Helmandi, former Mr Afghanistan, won a silver medal at the event in the same weight category.

National team members, Ayoub Azami and Abdul Saboor Amini, also won two bronze medals at the competition in the 85kg division and 75kg division respectively.

Athletes from 29 Asian countries attended the contest in South Korea.

“I was excited when I stood on the stage as a gold medal winner. I dedicated this medal to all people of Afghanistan,” Qaderi said.

“First I want to send my condolences to those who lost their friends and family members in the attack in Qala-e-Najarha (on Friday). It is too hard to celebrate a championship when all the people are mourning the loss of their dear ones,” said Bawar Hotak, head of the bodybuilding federation.

“I congratulate the team. Achieving a gold medal in the Asian competition is hard and I am happy that we hoisted our flag among 29 countries.”

The national team was selected from the 12th Mr Afghanistan Championship in Kabul this month and this is the second time Afghanistan has brought home a gold medal.

In 2015, Haroon Azimi won a gold medal in the Asian championship in the weight category of over 100 kgs.

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Afghanistan Wins Gold At Asian Bodybuilding Contest

Athletes from 29 countries attended the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship 2017 in South Korea.

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The national bodybuilding team has won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship in South Korea.

The Mr Afghanistan title winner Yasin Qaderi won gold in the 90kg weight category in the competition.

Shokrullah Helmandi, former Mr Afghanistan, won a silver medal at the event in the same weight category.

National team members, Ayoub Azami and Abdul Saboor Amini, also won two bronze medals at the competition in the 85kg division and 75kg division respectively.

Athletes from 29 Asian countries attended the contest in South Korea.

“I was excited when I stood on the stage as a gold medal winner. I dedicated this medal to all people of Afghanistan,” Qaderi said.

“First I want to send my condolences to those who lost their friends and family members in the attack in Qala-e-Najarha (on Friday). It is too hard to celebrate a championship when all the people are mourning the loss of their dear ones,” said Bawar Hotak, head of the bodybuilding federation.

“I congratulate the team. Achieving a gold medal in the Asian competition is hard and I am happy that we hoisted our flag among 29 countries.”

The national team was selected from the 12th Mr Afghanistan Championship in Kabul this month and this is the second time Afghanistan has brought home a gold medal.

In 2015, Haroon Azimi won a gold medal in the Asian championship in the weight category of over 100 kgs.

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