Bodybuilding is a very different sport in india. Unlike all other sports which has one single association or federation for the nation (Example BCCI for cricket), thats not the case for bodybuilding. There are many different bodybuilding associations in India and most of them claim to be the official and recognised by government of India. This not only creates confusion among the people but is also doing lots of damage to the sport of bodybuilding.
- An athlete can be a member of only one association.
- He/She cannot take part in the competitions organised by other associations.
- Athletes usually has to sign contracts with the associations undertaking
- There are differnet category and different rules in each association
- There are several events with same name, so people don’t know who is the actual winner
- We will never see all the best athletes on a single stage
Here we have listed down all the major bodybuilding association in India (not necessary in any order)
Name : IBBFF – Indian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
Website : ibbfindia.com
Address :INDIAN BODYBUILDING & FITNESS FEDERATION , c/o SAI Health club, plot no. 4, N-5, Gulmohar Colony, CIDCO , Aurangabad , Maharashatra, INDIA
International Parent Organization : IFBB – International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness
Website : www.ifbb.com
Key People :Ranjit Sinh Mohte Patil , President IBBFF
Sanjay C More , General Secretary IBBFF
Top Athletes :
Men(Bodybuilding) : Suhas Khamkar, Prashant Salunkhe
Women : Karuna Waghmare, Yashmeen Manak
Mens Physique: Siddhant Jaiswal
IBBFF is the biggest and oldest bodybuilding association in India. This year (2017) IBBFF will be conducting its 57th Mr India competition in Gujarat. This means that there have been 56 successful Mr India event organised by IBBFF. IBBFF is associated with IFBB with the number one bodybuilding association in the world.
IBBFF is the official and the only organization that gives opportunity for the athletes to compete at the International events such as Arnold Classic and Mr Olympia Amateur. This provides athletes an chance to perform at such great level and win pro card for themselves and make the country proud.
In 2017, IBBFF had taken the historic step of getting Mr Olympia Amateur to India. This will be the first time in history of Indian Bodybuilding that such a mega event is organised in India. This is a great opportunity for indian athletes to compete in Mr Olympia Amateur in India and win a pro card. All this had happened due to great effort by the General Secretary Mr Sanjay More.
Name : IBBF – Indian Body Builders Federation
Website : http://ibbf.in
Address :Indian Body Builders Federation 280/A, Jawalkar Mansion, Dr. B. Ambedkar Road, Parel, Mumbai-400 012. Maharashtra. India.
International Parent Organization : WBPF – World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation
Website : www.wbpsf.org
Key People : Chetan Pathare ( General Secretary)
Top Athletes :
Men(Bodybuilding) : Sangram Chougule, Sunit Jadhav, Vipin Peter, Yatinder Singh, Murali Kumar,
Women : Shweta Rathore
Mens Physique: Manoj Patil, Nilesh Bomble, Junaid Kaliwala
IBBF is one of the biggest bodybuilding association in India. Some of the top athletes from India are part of this association. They organise a large number of events all across the country. IBBF has many state level associations that organises events at state level. Major Events of IBBF are Mr India, Svayambhu Shree, Saraighat Shree, Maharashtra Shree, Mumbai Shree etc.
The parent organization of IBBF is WBPF. All the top athletes ( after trail ) can also compete and Mr Asia and Mr World organised by WBPF. India’s performance at the international level has been good.
Name : WABBA India
Website : No India Website
Address :No Office in India
International Parent Organization : WABBA
Website : http://wabbaworld.com/
Top Athletes :Pavan Shetty ( Won the overall title in 2015)
WABBA is a world Amateur Bodybuilders Association which has its head office in italy. It organises some world level competitions and is looking to enter india. Mr Pavan Shetty of India has participated in the competition and won the overall title in 2015
Name : IBFF India- International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation India
Website : No Website
Address :No Office yet
International Parent Organization : IBFF -International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
Website : http://www.ibff.info
Key People :Wasim Khan , President IBFF India
Top Athletes :Wasim Khan, Shashi Kumar and Shokeen Vikas (Gold Medal in respective category 2016)
IBFF is another small organization at world level which is trying to have a presence in india. Only few country of world are part of this association and india has joined recently. Mr Wasim Khan and also the president of IBFF india wing. This is the only association that lets the athlete who competes in the event also be its president. Other associations sees it as a violation.
Name : Muscle Mania India
Website : musclemania.in
Address : No Office yet.
International Parent Organization : Muscle Mania
Top Athletes :Mazher Hamlanni
MuscleMania is a very big international organization that organizes Mens Physique and Fitness Model events worldwide. It also had its india wing that organizes Muscle Mania India competition. It must be noted that it does not have a bodybuilding competition.