Participants from 23 member countries will be competing in various categories
Al Bustan Centre & Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, is the official hotel of the 11th Asian Bench Press Championship happening on September 18 to 24, 2018 at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.
A contract signing was held between Emirates Body Building Federation represented by Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al-Marri, Secretary General and General of the competition and Yasser Moussa, Executive Assistant Manager at the hotel apartment to host the more than 500 participants of the tournament comprised of the continent’s best power lifters including coaches, referees and officials.
The week-long competition is held under the patronage of Shaikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, President, EBC and Vice-President for Asia on the IFBB executive board and organized by Emirates Body Building Federation & Emirates Powerlifting Committee, and is open to all age classes including sub-juniors, juniors, open and masters for men and women.
Marking the UAE as the third nation from West Asia to conduct a continental competition, athletes from various participating countries such as Afghanistan, China Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines and Singapore will be competing in various weight categories ranging from 66lbs to 120lbs.
With an aim to include the sport by the International Olympic Committee, the Bench Press competition will focus on the mindset, training, gear and weight management of the participant.
Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence, said: “It is a huge honor for us to be hosting the athletes and the officials of the coveted tournament. There’s an enormous sense of pride within the team. We will be eagerly waiting to give all the delegates a warm welcome and put in all the efforts to make sure the teams and their companions from all the participating countries experience a comfortable stay.”
Strategically located in the heart of Dubai, Al Bustan Centre & Residence is just 10 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 50 meters away from Al Nahda Metro Station, giving the hotel guests easy and convenient access to major shopping malls and tourist attractions in the City.