Middle East made another step forward in the promotion of Bodybuilding with the 1st. edition of the IFBB Diamond Cup Fujairah celebrated Friday, 21th April; in United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sarqui, Chairman of the Department of Industry and Economy.
In coincidence with the 17th edition of the National Championships, celebrated Thursday 20th April; an important number of athletes from Syria, Yemen, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates meet in this Diamond Cup, competing for the money prizes offered to the Top 3 athletes in each category, and the two Pro Cards reserved for the two best competitors, in the Super Final.
Amer Majid Jafar (UAE) was the overall winner defeating the other 3 champions, after reaching the victory in the -85 kg. category. Joined by Mohamed Khaled Embaby (Egypt) -winner in -75 kg.- both of them could apply now to his Pro Card. The other champions were Khalil Asadi (Iran; -95 kg,) and Aste Morgan (UAE; +95 kg.) by the way, the heaviest athletes (Morgan reached 132 kg in the weight inn) which evidenced that judges searched for the aesthetic and global shape, as main priorities.
Full results: coming soon in www.ifbb.com