Bodybuilder from Odisha to represent India at Mr Universe

Bhubaneswar: Ace bodybuilder from Odisha Janmejaya Mohanty will represent India at the upcoming Mr Universe World Bodybuilding Championships organised by the National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association from November 24 to 26 this year in Hamburg, Germany.

The Indian Body Builders’ Federation has nominated Mohanty to represent the country at the prestigious event.

Mohanty, a resident of Bhubaneswar and hailing from Jajpur district in the State had earlier bagged several coveted prizes in professional bodybuilding, including Mr India Trophy in 2016. He had also represented India in several top competitions like Mr Asia and Mr World Championships.

“I have been doing body building since last 15 years but I have never had any sponsorship barring a government job at India Post. I will try to score well and stay among the top five at Mr Universe and win a medal for the country and Odisha,” said Mohanty.

Mohanty will leave for Germany to take part in the championship on November 22.