International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness


In his first appearance in the Arnold Classic, Ahmad Ashkanani took the victory in 212 Division, defeating experienced champions as David Henry (2nd.), Jose Raymond (3rd.) and defending title, Hidetada Yamagishi (6th).

The Kuwaiti athlete keeps writing a fantastic history, behind his steps. When Yamagishi got the title, in 2016, Ahmad Ashkanani was still an amateur athlete. Two weeks later, he won the overall title in Amateur Arnold Classic Australia and got the trophy from the hands of Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Santonja. As a remake of this fantastic victory, Ashkanani repeat as the main star of the contest, in Columbus.

Picture: Ahmad Ashkanani, winner in 212 Division, crowned by IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and NPC/IFBB Pro League President, Mr. Jim Manion.