Kathmandu, September 8

Bishan Gurung of Kantipur Fitness won the title of Mr Kathmandu here on Saturday.

Gurung, who won the 75kg weight category, was adjudged the overall winner in the third Districtwide Mr Kathmandu, Women’s Fitness and Junior Mr Kathmandu at the Rastriya Nachghar. Gurung received the title along with Rs 100,000 and gift hampers.

Udit Shrestha of Shankhamul Health Club and Fitness Centre was named the best poser and he got Rs 10,000 and gift hampers. In women’s open competition, Shova Manandhar of Muscles World Fitness was declared the winner ahead of Sujita Manandhar and Sanam Mulguthi. Top three bodybuilders got Rs 30,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively.

Earlier, Aawaz Pyakurel of Muscle Menia Fitness finished first in 55kg weight category, while Suraj Tandukar and Sujan Gurung were second and third respectively. In 60kg, Kishan Das Diwakar beat Suresh Munikar and Ashok Kumar Ghimire, while Prajwal Man Shakya of Divine Physical Fitness came first in 65kg ahead of Vivek Bista and Amar Gamal.

Likewise, Samir Shrestha of Oxford Gym and Fitness won the 70kg section title beating Amit Kumar Mandal and Supen Dangol, while Bishan Gurung finished ahead of Ujjwal Bajracharya and Rujal Shahi in 75kg weight category. Naresh Malakar won the above-75kg section title, while Rajan Baniya and Mohit Karki were second and third respectively. The top three players of all the weight categories received Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively, while the winners advanced to the finals to fight for the overall title.

In junior Mr Kathmandu, the contest among U-21 bodybuilders, Kishor Karki of Paradise was adjudged the winner ahead of Manish Bajracharya and Raj Khadka. Top three finishers earned Rs 30,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively along with gift hampers. Nepal Olympic Committee President Jeevan Ram Shrestha handed over the prizes to the winners of the event organised by Kathmandu District Body Building Association.