The sport of bodybuilding was developed by the administration of Mr. Mohamed Haleem (Kesto), he has performed in the bodybuilding administration at top level and his administration has produced fantastic results in International Competitions at regional level. I can still remember the moment I announced the first GOLD MEDAL for Maldives at Kathmandu, Nepal in the South Asian Championship where I got the opportunity to be the stage judge. All credit goes to Kesto and his team for winning glory for this country.
It was a privilege to get this opportunity to work as the administrator for this years Mr. Maldives competition. This can be called a payback to where my fitness career started.
During the last one month working for this years competition I have noted some points to consider for further development of bodybuilding in the country.
1 - A youth development program to identify talent (preferably introducing weight training to secondary schools, identify genetically potential youth for the sport)
2 - A structured ranking system for the competing bodybuilders (Example: A National Team to be selected at the end of every National Championships)
3 - Develop a Technical Development Committee consisting with top trainers, and specialists on Sports Science, Physiology, Sport Psychology, & Human Movement. Where this team will research and develop plans for youth and existing top athletes.
4 - Produce a year round calendar where the athletes will work for charity, fundraising and promotion of bodybuilding in the country
I have never wanted to be an administrator of bodybuilding, as I consider being an administrator directly interferes with my expertise field as a trainer. No hard feelings … I took the job to lead the administrations of this year’s championship with the request of my good friend, although I believe I am the least qualified for this job.
In the future I do not plan to be an administrator in bodybuilding but be the same old teacher and personal trainer, the work I admire and want to do. It has been a pleasure to be around since 1999 and will be but from now I move directly to home ground of bodybuilding the WEIGHT ROOM. Training champions is what I do and what I dream.
All of you are invited to Mr. Maldives 2007 at Maldives Center for Social Education (MCSE) today 21st December 2007 at 20.45Hrs, Hope it will be a fine show.