Teenager wins first-ever girls’s championship in Bangladesh – however most of her muscular tissues had been coated as much as keep away from offending Muslims
championship was received by a 19-year-old scholar in a contest the place most of
her muscle was coated as much as stop controversy within the Muslim-majority
norm at worldwide body-building contests, Awhona Rahman and her 29
rivals saved their brawn below wraps in entrance of the group of tons of.
and the opposite opponents struck poses on stage carrying tight leggings
and body-hugging outfits throughout the three-day occasion that completed on
Sunday and was held within the capital Dhaka.
I’m actually blissful, I actually labored arduous for this,’ Rahman advised AFP. ‘It
by no means entered my thoughts that somebody would possibly criticise me for exhibiting my
physique. My brother, who runs a health centre, has all the time inspired me,’
|Awhona Rahman, 19, (left, quantity 444), was topped Bangladesh’s first
feminine bodybuilding champion on Sunday after competing in a crop prime and
leggings in a sport the place bikinis are the norm
‘We had been advised there could be correct costume code and the outfit offered was good from a Bangladeshi perspective.’
Bangladesh Bodybuilding Federation normal
secretary Nazrul Islam mentioned there had been an enormous response to the
landmark girls’s competitors which aimed to encourage well being and
‘We had been very cautious about
the costume code due to our non secular and social tradition. We chosen
lengthy sleeve crop tops and leggings for the ladies,’ he added.
predicted the competitors would assist create jobs for ladies within the
rising variety of gymnasiums in Bangladesh the place girls now have
Almost 90 per cent of
Bangladesh’s inhabitants is Muslim and girls are making a rising impression
in sport together with cricket, soccer and archery.