Deepika Chowdhury: The First Indian Pro Figure Athlete To Participate In Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championship

Rachit Dua

January 23rd, 2017 / 5:21 PM

First Indian Pro Figure Athlete

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Deepika Chowdhury (32), the only Indian female athlete to hold the International Federation Of Bodybuilding (IFBB) pro card, is going to represent India at the prestigious stage of Arnold Classic Australia from 17-19 March 2017. After bagging gold in most of her international championships, she had cemented her pro card last year and made herself eligible to compete in the pro league worldwide. The International Federation of Body Building (IFBB), is a professional sport governing body for bodybuilding and other fitness events. The Federation regulates all the major international sports events, notably the world and continental championships.



A molecular biologist by profession, at National Institute of Virology, Pune, Deepika will be competing in the Figure category of bodybuilding. For every competitor, the goal is an athletic appearance with wide shoulders, toned hips and thighs. The competitors are judged from all angles against other contestants and the one with the best aesthetics is declared as a winner.

Known for her humble personality, Deepika has been challenging the stereotypes by promoting a healthy lifestyle and the importance of exercise among women across the nation. After proving her mettle at the international stages such as The Steveston Metropolitan Championship, Atlantic States Championship, NPC Eastern USA championship and so on, she has set a benchmark and has become an inspiration for several aspiring female athletes in India.



Deepika is a Team Bombshell athlete, which is the largest and most prestigious professional competitive fitness training team in the world. Headed by CEO, Shannon Dey, Team Bombshell has a record of producing the highest number of IFBB pro athletes.  In the upcoming championship, Deepika would be sharing the stage with her coach and Bombshell colleague, Gennifer Strobo, who is also among world’s finest Olympian figure pro athletes.

After Mr Olympia which is the world’s biggest event for bodybuilding, the Arnold Classic is the second largest bodybuilding championship across the globe. Started in the year 1989 by seven times Mr Olympia winner and Hollywood actor, Arnold  Schwarzenegger, the Arnold Classic is an annual professional men’s and women’s bodybuilding competition run by the International Federation of BodyBuilders. The contest is held as part of the Arnold Sports Festival which is one of the world’s biggest fitness, sports and trade exhibition.

After Arnold Classic, Deepika’s eyes will be at the prestigious Olympia stage. A victory at the upcoming championship will take her a step closer to her dream.


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