Chennai, 9th October 2021: Title Winner *R Manikandan* competed at the 12th WORLD BODY BUILDING AND PHYSIQUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan and won the Silver Medal in “Sports Physique – Over 180 cms Category”.
This is the third time R Manikandan wins an international title representing the country and the only body builder who’s won three international titles.
*About 12th WORLD BODY BUILDING AND PHYSIQUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 – Uzbekistan*
At the 12th WORLD BODY BUILDING AND PHYSIQUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on October 1st – 7th 2021, 34 countries represented in which India won a total of 21 medals. From TamilNadu a total of 6 medals were won – one gold and 3 silver and 2 bronze along with one 4th place & two 5th place finishes from Tamil Nadu.
India Overall Medals – 21 medals
• 5 gold
• 8 silver
• 8 bronze
India won team championship – overall 585 POINTS
2nd Uzbekistan 425 POINTS
3rd IRAN 330 POINTS
*About R. ManiKandan*
R.Manikandan, a fitness entrepreneur by profession is a 2 times Mr.World, a philanthropist, a celebrity trainer, and an actor. He is the founder and CEO of Toneez Fitness Centre and Toneez Wellness. Having come from a background of no godfathers and mentors, he chiseled himself the hard way out from scratch. He spent days without food and money with passion for fitness being the only fuel to keep his fire burning.
Mani says, “I am blessed with a good physique and good people around, I want to be the catalyst in bringing about a movement in the fitness ecosystem which helps the lesser privileged. I know the pain every bodybuilder goes through. They represent our country with pride but yet are not recognized. I am here to be the change for the entire generation ahead.”
Mani is the goodwill ambassador for DATRI, a pioneer in Blood Stem Cell Donation, India’s largest registry with more than 4 Lakh donors. They are literally transforming lives, giving them a second chance at happiness, a second chance at life.
A seriously growing health concern, adults & children alike succumb to Blood Cancer every day. With a high mortality rate, stem cell transplant is one of the most promising cancer management treatments.
Mani swells with pride when he says, “I am very much happy and humbled to be the goodwill ambassador for DATRI. I support the wonderful cause with all my heart. Looking forward to transforming more lives.”
Mani has acted in a couple of movies and is looking forward to his future projects where he is sharing the screen space with some of the most celebrated actors from the industry. As he is preparing for his 3rd Mr.World championship to be held in Uzbekistan, he stays true to what he stands for. Sponsoring and preparing other athletes at the same time. Winning or losing personally doesn’t matter to him. He wants to enjoy every moment and give back as much he can to the entire fitness ecosystem. In the end, the fitness industry is the ultimate winner.