MINSK, 5 April (BelTA) – Belarusian rescuer Ilya Lukovets from Novopolotsk won the bodybuilding event at the Siberian Power Show in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian athlete received RUB1 million in prize money. Ilya Lukovets won in tight competition with the Russian athletes. Denis Bazhanov of Russia, one of the tournament favorites, placed sixth. Professional athlete Alexei Kuznetsov from St. Petersburg finished second, Siberian heavyweight Mikhail Sazonov third. The bodybuilding and fitness event drew about 400 representatives of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
“My training sessions are always intense. I am constantly on a diet. I have been competing in bodybuilding for more than ten years. It has already become a part of me. I cannot imagine myself relaxing or skipping training or not keeping to my diet,” said Ilya Lukovets after winning the event. A year ago, the Novopolotsk resident collected a silver medal.
This year the festival in Krasnoyarsk was held for the seventh time. Some 3,000 athletes competed in 30 sports. The total prize fund amounted to RUB10 million.