Indian bodybuilder Bhumika Sharma beat out competition from 50 competitors to win the title of Miss World in Venice. She won maximum points in three categories: individual posing, body posing and fall in, on her way to becoming the first Indian woman to win the title. She is now focusing on the Miss Universe Championship that will be held in UK in December.
According to the Hindi publication of the Hindustan Times, Bhumika has been in the sport for the past three years. Her mother Hansa Manral Sharma is the head coach of Indian weightlifting team while her father Vishwavijay Sharma is a businessman. Her parents wanted her to take up shooting but a chance meeting with a bodybuilding coach had convinced her to take up a career in the sport.
Her mother is also a Dronacharya award recipient from the Uttarakhand government for her contribution to the weightlifting. Her parents were skeptical of her choice of career with women’s bodybuilding being an obscure sport not just in India but around the world as compared to the men’s tournaments. But she eventually won them over and soon, she went on to win state and national honours before winning the Miss India.
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