Bodybuilders flex at Royal Garden

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Female competitors pose on stage with tournament officials from the Body Building and Fitness Association of Thailand.
Female competitors pose on stage with tournament officials from the Body Building and Fitness Association of Thailand.

More than 200 bodybuilders from 16 countries flexed for prizes at the Thailand Muscle and Physique Championships held February 24-25 in Pattaya.

Sukree Supawareekul, president of the Bodybuilding and Fitness Association of Thailand, opened the second-annual tournament at Royal Garden Plaza in front of a large crowd of onlookers.

The weightlifters, which this year included university students, competed in eight weight classes from 65-80+ kilograms and, for women, by height, under and over 164 centimeters.

Two Thai musclemen – Khuntan Puangpethc, gold medal winner in the Asia Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in South Korea, and Apichai Wandee, another gold medalist in a similar completion in Mongolia – finished first and second in the 80+ kilograms bracket.

‘Arm’ Apichai Wandee, competed in the 80 kilograms up category at the Thailand Muscle and Physique Championships 2018, held at Royal Garden Plaza from February 24-25.
‘Arm’ Apichai Wandee, competed in the 80 kilograms up category at the Thailand Muscle and Physique Championships 2018, held at Royal Garden Plaza from February 24-25.