21-year-old Doon girl bags Miss World Bodybuilding title

first_imgBhumika Sharma has brought laurels to the country by winning the Miss World Bodybuilding title, at the recent World Championship held in Venice.The girl from Dehradun scored maximum points in three categories, which were individual posing, body posing and fall that enabled her to clinch the Miss World title and the gold medal at the World Championship.She was one of the 27 Indians who participated in the championship; however, she was the only female bodybuilder.Image courtesy: TwitterYou will be surprised to know that bodybuilding was not her original choice. She was more interested in pursuing shooting as a career.More about Miss World Bodybuilding champion:Her mother Hansa Manral Sharma was the head coach of the India women’s weightlifting team and her father Vishwavijay Sharma, a businessmanHer parents wanted her to become a shooter. However, three years ago during a shooting event in New Delhi, a chance meeting with a bodybuilding coach made her change her mind and opted for bodybuildingSince the 21-year-old is the only child it took her a while to convince her parents to let her pursue bodybuildingHowever, they did gave their consent to her. Her mother keeps a tab on her schedule and shares tips from time to time. While her coach, Bhupendra Sharma ensures she remains impressiveImage courtesy: FacebookShe follows a grueling schedule at the gym for up to seven hours a dayBhumika’s next aim is to clinch the Miss Universe title for bodybuildingBhumika is the only woman bodybuilder from Uttarakhand who has made mark in the national and international arenaOrganised by National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association (NABBA) of United Kingdom, bodybuilders from 60 countries will participate for the Miss and Mr Universe titles, at the championship which is scheduled to be held in December this year.advertisement(Main image source: Facebook)Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Virat Kohli hints at Hardik Pandya’s debut in Galle Test

first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in the playing XI in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday, saying that the all-rounder has a “great chance of playing”.”We got a guy like Hardik Pandya, who has a knack of picking wickets. He has a great chance of playing as well. That gives us the balance. The extra batsman gives us more solidarity,” said Kohli on the eve of the first Test during the presser. (Team India dons new jersey for photoshoot ahead of Galle Test)When asked if Rohit Sharma could open the innings in absence of both the regular openers, the Indian skipper replied in negative and said: “Rohit has never opened in a Test cricket and we don’t see that kind of experiment happening here because we have specialist openers in the team and they will obviously be starting this game.”The 28-year-old also said that it was unfortunate that after Murali Vijay, KL Rahul was also ruled out of the Galle Test with viral fever.”Rahul is unfortunately down with fever. Luckily, it is not anything serious. So he will get back in a few days,” he said.”KL is a very established player for us, a very solid player. These kinds of scenarios present other players in the team with an opportunity to step up,” he added.Kohli also insisted that the team was not looking at the series as a launchpad, but is focused about playing consistently.”We don’t see any series as a launchpad but it is about playing consistently. We realise what needs to be done. We are humble in our preparation and are willing to do ever hard yards every game we play,” he said.advertisement”The next phase of cricket for us is going to be challenging but we believe we have the kind of skills available to face the challenge,” he added.The star Indian batsman also exuded confidence ahead of the series and that all they need to do is fine tune small areas of concern.”I don’t think there are any massive areas of concern for us. We have been looking to fine tunes in smaller areas during the course of the game which probably people might not pick up also, that can lead us to a situation which is not ideal.”The Indian team would be keen to avenge their loss at the Galle in 2015 when they were bowled out for 112 while chasing 176 on Day 4.What better to live moments which i often fantasized as a growing kid! The Paramount to represent India in whites. #livingthedream #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/uEFiCXnXTv- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 25, 2017last_img read more