Bhubaneswar: Anil Kumar Gochhikar emerged Champion of Champions in the 12th Eastern and North Eastern India Bodybuilding Championship, which concluded at Kapileswar High School ground here on Sunday.
He won the title in the 70kg weight category. He received Rs 10,000 along with the Champion of Champions trophy. Six other bodybuilders bagged titles in different weight categories.
Altogether 150 bodybuilders including 30 from the host State participated in seven weight categories and two veteran categories.
Debi Prasad Mishra, State Forest and Environment Minister and Janu Majumdar, Secreatry, Eastern India Bodybuilding Association handed over the trophy and prizes at the closing function. Among others, Suresh Kumar Routray, President, Kapileswar Yuba Parishad and Prasanna Kumar Mahasuara, Secretary, Odisha Amateur Bodybuilding Association were present on the occasion.