Pakistani bodybuilder, Abdul Malik has won a gold medal in ‘Muscle Mania’ bodybuilding championship in Florida. Previously a handbag salesman at Karachi’s Haidery market, Malik grabbed the gold in 75-kilogram category of bodybuilding championship in Florida.
According to ARY News, Malik had left for the US to take part in the bodybuilding competition, carrying only three-days’ meal. The bodybuilder bore all the expenses of the competition while the Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation didn’t extend any financial help.
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In an interview couple of years back to a newspaper, Malik had said it was sad that in our country only cricketers get noticed.
“People like me get so many offers from all over the world like it happened recently when I was competing in Mr. Asia, but no one cares about us in our own country.”
When asked if Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation is of any help to him, Malik responded. “They are too busy in their own internal politics to think about the bodybuilders.”
With people like Abdul Malik doing all they can, to make the nation proud, it is indeed a shame that they receive next to no assistance from the Pakistani institutions set up specifically for this purpose.