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Damcho Zam (Right) is the first women from the country to win a medal from the World championships

Bhutan brings home two bronze and a gold

Thinley Dorji beat 11 competitors in the 182cm athletic physique to win gold at the ninth World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia yesterday.

Thinley Dorji wins the first gold and the first bronze from the world championship in men’s athletic physique

Thinley Dorji, who is a former gold medalist of Asian Championship and one of the top five contenders of world athletic physique last year, also won a bronze in the fitness physique over 170cm category.

Miss Fitness 2017, Damcho Zam, won a bronze in the women’s model physique category above 165cm. Her husband and the former two-time Mr Bhutan, Tandin Wangchen, stood fifth in the men’s athletic physique over 182cm.

Sangay Tsheltrium, the two-time Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports champion, stood fourth in the men’s athletic physique up to 175cm.

He, however, posted a video on his Facebook page with numerous accusations against the Bhutan BodyBuilding Association’s president.

About 400 athletes from 40 countries are participating in more than 39 different categories of the four-day championship that ends today.

Staff Reporter

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