Shweta Rathore became first Indian female bodybuilder to win silver in Asian body building championship

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Who: Indian female bodybuilder Shweta Rathore
Where: Uzbekistan
What: Won silver medal in the 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championship
When: First week of October 2015

Indian female bodybuilder Shweta Rathore in first week of October 2015 won a silver medal in the 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championship, held in Uzbekistan. With this, she became the first ever Indian female bodybuilder to win a medal at a continental level tournament.

Shweta, an engineer by qualification, won silver in the Women’s Fitness Physique category and qualified for the World Championship, to be held in Thailand in November 2015.

Mumbai based Rathore has been the flag-bearer for women’s bodybuilding in India and have participated in several tournaments across the world. Earlier, she won a bronze medal at the the World Bodybuilding and Physique fitness Championship.

To help nurture the future of women in India, the 25-year-old athlete runs an NGO called God’s Beautiful Children. She also runs an Academy called fitness forever.

Rathore is also a panel member of the Body power Expo, one of the leading amateur competions in the world.

The 49th Edition of WBPF Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championship 2015 were held from 29 September 2015 to 5 October 2015. The annual bodybuilding competition was organized by WBPF (World Bodybuilding & Physique Federation).