Bhutan wins 1 gold, 2 bronze at 9th WBPF Championships

Bhutan’s Thinley Dorji won a gold medal in the Men’s Athletic Physique (for heights up to 1.82m) category at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships on 8 Oct 2017.

 

Bhutan’s Thinley Dorji won a gold medal in the Men’s Athletic Physique (for heights up to 1.82m) category at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships on 8 Oct 2017.

In the championship hosted by Mongolia, the Bhutan men’s team also bagged two bronze medals yesterday.

“I am really humbled and glad that my hard work paid off. I don’t know what to say. I am really happy and I am overwhelmed by all your support on social media,” said Thinley Dorji, who achieved a bronze medal yesterday and a gold today.

After her disappointment in the Women’s Model Physique Competition (30 to 60 year old category), Damchoe Zam managed to win a bronze medal in the women’s model physique (for heights above 1.65m).

“The gold medallist has one child, the silver medallist has two and I have three children. I think it was made to be like this,” she said. “This medal is for my country, I am very proud of it!”

However, the biggest surprise of all was when 2017 Mr Bhutan, Sangay Tsheltrim, was announced as the fourth position holder. To this, he expressed his disbelief. “I don’t know what happened. I am surprised myself. From what I heard, the judges did give me the first position. I don’t know where it failed.”

Despite Sangay’s setback, a gold and two bronze medals are still amazing news for Bhutan. The athletes will return to the country today.

 

By Sherub Dorji (This article has been edited for the Bhutan Times).

This article first appeared on BBS.


Related Posts

The Perils of Dha – Bhutan’s National Game

Dha (Archery), the national sport of Bhutan is a double edged sword – while it is entertaining, it can also be...

Sep 30, 2017 05:33

HM Grants Dhar

His Majesty The King granted dhar to appoint the Wangduephodrang Dzongdag, Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the...

Aug 17, 2017 10:45

Bhutanese Female Archer makes a Comeback

Sherab Zam is a former national archer with the Bhutan Archery Federation. The 35-year-old retired in 2013 to become a...

Oct 06, 2017 07:03

Future Of Bhutan’s Women Football Depends On The Development Of...

The football coach of the national women’s team, Sung Jea Lee said that there is a need to train local coaches.

Jul 08, 2018 18:16

Bhutan’s Two Young Representatives Shared Their Unforgettable...

Bhutan was represented by two students, Rigzin Tenzin, 12, from Gelephu and Kinley Deki Yangzom, 12, from Lobesa Lower...

Jun 30, 2018 14:06

World Cup Mania Grips Some Teenagers, Adults And Monks In Bhutan

A huge crowd has gathered in front of the massive TV screen to witness the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Jun 24, 2018 18:25

Latest

News

Ashi Tashi Chodzom Dorji Becomes First Bhutanese To Be Honoured With Order Of Australia Award

She was instrumental in strengthening the relations between Bhutan and Australia.

Jul 12, 2018 11:38

Bhutan Marked International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking With The Theme ‘Listen First’

This year, the United Nations celebrated the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with the theme ‘Listen First.’

Jul 11, 2018 15:58

Features

11th Golden Youth Award Camp Aims To Inspire Bhutanese Youth To Excel Holistically

The camp’s theme ‘Celebrating Unity for Excellence’, is a pledge by the youth to be advocators and agents of peace, harmony and...

Jul 12, 2018 16:14

Asian Development Bank: Bhutan Among Fastest Growing Economies In Asia

In 2018, Bhutan’s GDP is projected to grow by 7.1 percent, the second highest growth after India (7.3 percent).

Jul 10, 2018 18:48

Sports

Future Of Bhutan’s Women Football Depends On The Development Of Local Coaches

The football coach of the national women’s team, Sung Jea Lee said that there is a need to train local coaches.

Jul 08, 2018 18:16

Bhutan’s Two Young Representatives Shared Their Unforgettable Experiences At The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Bhutan was represented by two students, Rigzin Tenzin, 12, from Gelephu and Kinley Deki Yangzom, 12, from Lobesa Lower Secondary School,...

Jun 30, 2018 14:06

Business

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Has Generated Profits And Served More Than 500 Tourists And Locals Since 2016

The RBHS was launched with the primary objective of providing services during medical emergencies and natural disasters and also for tourism...

Jul 14, 2018 14:23

White Button Mushroom Trial Cultivation A Success In Chukha, Bhutan

In April this year, four areas were identified in Darla (Tala), Chasilakha and Tsimalakha for the trial programme.

Jul 09, 2018 18:27

Travel

Heading To Haa, Bhutan For The Summer Festival? Here Are Some Culinary Delights You Must Not Miss!

Savour the most delectable cuisine from the province of Haa in Bhutan.

Jul 13, 2018 14:54

Rare Masked Dances - One Of The Unique Features Of The Kholong Tshechu (Brawl Festival) In Bhutan

“Other dances like the Pha-dong chham, Sangling Ngachham, and Terchham among others are not performed in any part of the country,” said...

Jul 03, 2018 14:44

Lifestyle

Bhutan Film Festival Held In Sikkim To Commemorate 50 Years Of Bhutan-India Friendship Ended With Colourful Traditional Dances

Bhutanese celebrities and Sikkim’s local artists performed various traditional and cultural performances at the festival.

Jul 15, 2018 14:32

Outdoor Gym A Hit With Residents Of Trashigang In Bhutan

The residents of Trashigang are becoming increasingly health conscious and the outdoor gym facility has been used to its fullest capacity by...

Jul 07, 2018 15:48

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!