Sunday, October 24, 2021

Early Days of Women in Body Building (Part 2) :

Early Days of Women in Body Building (Part 2)

Early Days of Women in Body Building (Part 2) :

On the actual day of the IFBB event, there was a massive turn-up. The number of people who attended the event was over 200,000. The president of Tainan, Mr. Yeh expected this turnout and therefore prepared a very large space for the event. The whole of Tainan came to a complete stop to honour women body builders. People flocked the streets, shops and some even went as far as climbing the roof tops to catch a glimpse of the great event.

During the competition, the lightweight turned to be the most competitive event of the day. It was so competitive especially when the number had already been reduced to 14 contestants. By the end of the day, the winner had to carry the day. Everybody went praising the occasion and it did not leave the lips of people for months. It gave Mr. Yeh a greater political fame as one who hosted such an event.

Those were the old days, lets now come back home, today. Even though the women body builders entered the industry in such a grand style, the truth is, muscle building is still dominated by men. Could it be that we lack dedicated women like Bovino and her friends? May be we no longer have leaders like Mr. Yeh to host this great event. Promoters, I know are there and just waiting for an opportunity with baited breath. At the same time, that grand entry was to jump start the whole process. It should not be expected every now and then. Women body builders should now just take the path taken by their male counterparts. They can do it even better if they decide to.

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