Indian bodybuilder Bhumika Sharma wins Miss World in Venice

Bhumika Sharma won the title ahead of a total of 50 bodybuilders from around the world. She won the maximum points in three categories i.e., individual posing, body posing and fall in. She is the first Indian woman to win the title.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 29, 2017 12:23 am
Bhumika won the title ahead of a total of 50 bodybuilders from around the world. (Source: Twitter)

Dehradun body builder Bhumika Sharma has won the Miss World title in Venice. Bhumika, who was one of the 27 Indian participants who were in the competition, won the maximum points in three categories i.e., individual posing, body posing and fall. This eventually won the gold medal at the world championship in Venice last week.

Bhumika won the title ahead of a total of 50 bodybuilders from around the world, according to Hindustan Times. Bhumika also said that she has now set her eyes 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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    Vishwanat Bhagavat
    Jul 10, 2017 at 7:32 am
    Indian newspapers are late. Bhumika Sharma bodybuilding gold win is very lately very lately covered. It's sad.
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      Asha Isadass
      Jul 4, 2017 at 11:34 am
      wow this is quiet awesome.. more success to her for pursuing her dream and making us all proud.
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        Anshul Rampal
        Jun 30, 2017 at 4:15 am
        So proud of go girl!!1
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          Anand Masavekar
          Jun 29, 2017 at 7:57 pm
          well done bhumika .we proud all indians of u.....all the best your golden future
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            Capt MS ( Navy)
            Jun 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm
            Congrats Bhumika !! You make Indian Indians Proud !! This is a big moment also for Indian Women !! Well Done !!
            1. H
              Jun 29, 2017 at 8:49 am
              Congrats made everyone proud! Wish you a wonderful future ahead.
              1. M
                Jun 29, 2017 at 12:41 am
                Don't like and feel bad for women, Women means respect. But she she....Say NO To Such Events. This is India and our iden y is religious all around the world. Respect Women.
                1. S
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 8:02 am
                  Give me just one logical reason.....mind it ..LOGICAL ...and not religious reason..for "she she" We are proud of you Bhumika...just don't pay any attention to Mr. Jameela comment. Keep going
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                    Proudly Indian
                    Jun 29, 2017 at 8:45 am
                    She claimed miss universe and won 2 billion Indian hearts with tons of respect, what have u won so far M.A.Jameel - ask urself? No one has rights to say NO to sports/events in democratic-India.
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                      Mom's Spaghetti
                      Jun 29, 2017 at 8:48 am
                      Abe dhang se english likhna sikh. Kya bak rha hai khud ko bhi pata hai kya?
                      1. K
                        Jun 29, 2017 at 10:40 am
                        You belong in the dark ages
                        1. R
                          Jun 29, 2017 at 11:42 am
                          Bhaiya what u r talking, she is now icon of billion of our youth pls come out from dark ages yara, you know majority of people are with her and u DHONGI MAN WANTED to drag her down, baba pls get rid of this filthy thought bhai ji.
                          1. L
                            Jun 30, 2017 at 8:31 am
                            Respect is automatically earned when you treat them same as you treat yourself. Please keep your regressive at ude to yourself. Even Muslim women don't deserve that.
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