The World Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship set to begin in Xi’an in September

2018-06-29 21:38:25 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

The 2018 Belt & Road World Bodybuilding and Fitness Elite Ranking Event & IFBB Pro Card Qualifier is going to be held in Xi’an, Shaanxi from 17th to 20th this September. Authorized by IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness), this top-class event in this field will be showcased in Xi’an for the first time. It is expected that over 500 bodybuilding and fitness athletes from 65 countries along the “Belt and Road” route will participate in the event.

Feng Yanyang, head of the Sports Bureau of Xi’an, introduced at the press conference that it is a top-class professional bodybuilding and fitness sports event, and Xi’an was voted to be the host city of 2018 by the IFBB member associations at the IFBB International Congress held in Spain in November, 2017.

It is known that in order to allow participants from home and abroad to experience the charm of this ancient city, and meanwhile Xi’an citizens can witness the charm of this international event, the organizing committee is planning to hold a greeting ceremony at the Yongning Gate of Xi’an during the event. By integrating the history of this ancient city with the glamour of the Silk Road, the grand ceremony will endow participants with the experience of traveling through space and time and go back to the Tang Dynasty. In addition, the final event and the awards ceremony will kick off on the evening of September 20th at the Qujiang Great Tang All Day Mall, namely the famous “modern Chinatown”.

During the preparation of the event, there will be a series of promotional activities in schools, communities and squares held by the organizing committee from June to September, so as to popularize bodybuilding in China, and spread the concept of bodybuilding and fitness. On June 25th, Rafael Santonja, president of the IFBB attended the first promotional activity held at the Northwest University, giving the faculty and students a chance to experience the charm of bodybuilding, as well as deepening their understanding of bodybuilding.

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