Vaishali Bhoir Sonalker slays the 5th Indian edition of the Amateur Olympia in Women’s Bikini category

Popular bodybuilder & fitness enthusiast Vaishali Bhoir Sonalker recently won the 5th Indian edition of Amateur Olympia.

New Delhi, November 9: The popular bodybuilder & fitness enthusiast Vaishali Bhoir Sonalker has recently won the 5th Indian edition of Amateur Olympia, organised by the popular competition series Olympia Weekend, in the Women’s Bikini category. The event was hosted at the iconic BEC (Bombay Exhibition Centre) from the 28th to the 30th of October.  

Amateur Olympia 2022 saw participation from a strong line of athletes across India and other Asian countries, competing in the following categories: Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Figure, Women’s Bikini, Women’s Physique, Women’s Fitness and Women’s Wellness. For each overall division, 3 IIFB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro Cards were awarded, making a total of 24 IFBBPro Cards given out during the event. Along with bagging the gold medal in the Wome’s Bikini category Vaishali took home the Pro Cards in the category. She is the only Indian woman to win a Pro Card in Bikini Fitness. 

Rejoicing her victory on October 30th, Vaishali said, “I am too moved to speak at length about this achievement. The only thing I can say is that this recognition will power my endeavours head and motivate me to work harder and harder. The hidden component that fuels my drive to train is the dream to represent Indian women on the world stage of bodybuilding and redefining what Indian beauty is. I want to use my platform to promote nutrition and fitness among women so that many more competent women can join the world stage of sports.” 

Vaishali, coming from a humble Maharashtrian family, has successfully competed in several international competitions, beating the odds and raising the bar of excellence among top female athletes.

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