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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Females can also excel in the traditionally male dominated sphere of bodybuilding and Gargy Nayak of Odisha has proved it with her accomplishment. With nerves of steel and sheer hard work, Gargy has made everyone proud by clinching the Musclemania India Championships title in her first attempt.

After four months of rigorous training, Gargy, who hails from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district, defied strong competitors from across India to bag the title.

On her achievement, an elated Gargy said, “I started preparation for Musclemania India Championships in 2019. The competition was organised on December 8 and I participated in the Ms Bikini All Indian Championship category in Mumbai. After winning the title, I took part in the Asia Championships in Singapore on December 14 and secured place in the top 5."

Gargy, who stays in Cuttack and works as a Zumba trainer, has also carved a niche for herself as an Odissi dancer. However, she gradually inclined towards bodybuilding a few years ago when she saw many youths in the gym were preparing for Musclemania and soon made up her mind to try her luck.

On her future, she says “I feel very happy. Basically now my main aim is to promote female fitness in Odisha."

Expressing happiness over Gargy's achievements, Bikram Sahu the gym trainer who coached her said, "I only instructed her to keep proper diet and guided her in the training and but her hard work and determination to succeed with passion is enviable and that is what brought her success. If she could succeed, other girls would also get motivated from her story."


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