Pakistani bodybuilder wins title at Arnold Classic Australia

Published: March 15, 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with Atif Anwar, the winner of Arnold Classic over 100 class. PHOTO COURTESY: GETTY

Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with Atif Anwar, the winner of Arnold Classic over 100 class. PHOTO COURTESY: GETTY

Pakistani bodybuilder Atif Anwar on Sunday won a title at the Arnold Classic body building competition held in Australia.

Anwar won the ‘over 100 kg class’ title at the event named after Hollywood legend and seven times Mr Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) poses with Atif Anwar (M), winner of Arnold Classic over 100 class. PHOTO COURTESY: GETTY

Anwar is a former Mr Pakistan and first ever Pakistani to compete in the Mr Universe competition, where he secured the fourth position. He has previously won the National bodybuilding title as well as Mr Sindh and Mr Karachi.


Atif Anwar poses with his medals. PHOTO COURTESY GETTY

During the competition Schwarzenegger was seen clapping and cheering as the sportsmen and women stood in an array of poses – ensuring the judges got a view of every angle of their jaw-dropping bodies.


Atif Anwar poses after winning the title in Australia. PHOTO COURTESY GETTY

Besides bodybuilding, the event also featured different power sports including Australia’s Strongest Man, Arnold Weightlifting & Powerlifting and Arnold Arm wrestling competitions.

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  • BOL
    Mar 15, 2015 - 8:44PM

    Well done Mr Atif !!! You made Pakistan proud!Recommend

  • Malik
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:05PM

    All the best. This is a huge achievement. Proud of you man.Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:08PM

    Does Islam allows the objectification of male human body……?Recommend

  • Mar 15, 2015 - 9:21PM


  • Mar 15, 2015 - 9:32PM

    love you my dear. i am proud of you. love to see you as a winner. again Pakistan zindabad and Anwar bhai zindabadRecommend

  • Londay Baazi
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:32PM


  • N.S
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:56PM

    Big news to be with the legend and win the Arnold classic. It must be Austrian classic and not Australian classic. CongratsRecommend

  • Saad
    Mar 15, 2015 - 10:05PM

    Well done!Recommend

  • Kepler-8B
    Mar 15, 2015 - 10:31PM

    This is the positive side of Pakistan. What an achievement. I salute you Atif. You proved, hard work pays. Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Mar 15, 2015 - 10:48PM

    Bravo man
    You’re the manRecommend

  • kapt slim
    Mar 15, 2015 - 10:48PM

    I would call him a “Real Pakistani”Recommend

  • Irtiza
    Mar 15, 2015 - 11:16PM

    I am very happy for Atif Anwar and I hope we do not ignore him. Congratulations!!Recommend

  • oak
    Mar 15, 2015 - 11:21PM

    @Londay Baazi: LOL at your name!Recommend

  • Rumormonger
    Mar 15, 2015 - 11:32PM

    the medals say Australia.Recommend

  • ilyas
    Mar 15, 2015 - 11:41PM

    hope he would get necessary govt support to keep going and help establish the system to produce more like him. Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2015 - 12:07AM

    Great to know that the next Arnold is from Pakistan. Way to go!Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Mar 16, 2015 - 12:17AM

    The emotions on his face show how much it means to him and his country(even if most of us aren’t aware of his achievements). Recommend

  • Azi
    Mar 16, 2015 - 12:44AM

    Very good, so glad for him and his achievement. Recommend

  • Shad
    Mar 16, 2015 - 12:50AM

    Congrats! Champion. Thank you for making us proud Pakistanis.Recommend

  • GI Joe
    Mar 16, 2015 - 1:06AM

    Man on steroids, it’s hard to even look at that fake body, so what’s the accomplishment here?Recommend

  • ssheikh
    Mar 16, 2015 - 2:18AM


  • ssheikh
    Mar 16, 2015 - 2:19AM

    @GI Joe:
    you are a disturbed, sad, and lonely. You need counseling. Recommend

  • Td superstar
    Mar 16, 2015 - 3:32AM

    Well done mate!!Recommend

  • nida
    Mar 16, 2015 - 3:56AM

    @Bairooni Haath:
    Islam allows it. Yes…. And ur point is?Recommend

  • sadaf
    Mar 16, 2015 - 5:14AM

    dear atif,

    you deserve it because you did hard work .Recommend

  • Darling Jaani
    Mar 16, 2015 - 6:03AM

    Dont worry Islam doesnt allow killing of christians but with help of JI and TTP it is happening. Atif has made us proud. Good on him and Shame on Islamic parties supporting terrorism. Recommend

    Mar 16, 2015 - 7:25AM

    well done Atif Mr. Karachi,PakistanRecommend

  • zahid iqbal butt
    Mar 16, 2015 - 7:52AM

    New city Islamabad zone-V project were launched in 1995 by the ppp government by CDA and NHA National Housing Authority, 1800 eighteen hundres applicant million rupees in their pocket. after 20 year ,no decsion has not yet been disclose by the lahore high court…the subject project gundagarde and fraud by the both organization and the media are sielent and the innocent people are powerless and vioceless—we request u please raised the issue on serious note pleaseRecommend

  • pari
    Mar 16, 2015 - 7:52AM

    Just wondering: since this man bared himself to his skin, would he face the flak? Islam doesn’t allow indecency of men as well. Right?Recommend

  • Natty
    Mar 16, 2015 - 8:03AM

    @GI Joe:
    Even with steroids, you could never do this.Recommend

  • Sajjad Ali
    Mar 16, 2015 - 8:28AM

    Always await to listen such good news from pyara Pakistan!Recommend

  • Prada
    Mar 16, 2015 - 9:50AM

    Is he crying because Arnie is holding his arm up too tight? Just wondering.
    Great body though !Recommend

  • Ebaad
    Mar 16, 2015 - 9:57AM

    His expressions says it all. Congrats.Recommend

  • Indian
    Mar 16, 2015 - 10:29AM

    @oak: what does his name mean?Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2015 - 10:31AM

    Shabash! Mubarak ho! Congratulations! Atif Anwar we are proud of you. Thank you Arnold. SalamsRecommend

  • salman
    Mar 16, 2015 - 11:05AM

    wow. This is a good achievement.Recommend

  • Asad Baig
    Mar 16, 2015 - 11:31AM

    Congratulations to ATIF ANWAR and all Pakistani Nation.. This is what Pakistan is ” The Land of hard worker, The land of Beauty and The Land of Real Intelligent and Good People.” If the Pakistani can do this in such circumstances in which we have been facing war since last 2 or 3 decades, we do not have proper trainers or training centers, even our people does not have proper food or shelter, so imagine if we Pakistani have a proper human rights and stuff like develop countries then what will we Pakistani do???Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2015 - 11:44AM

    @GI Joe:
    may be u cannot see the success that’s why u are giving that kind of comment on hs sucessRecommend

  • Ghaffar
    Mar 16, 2015 - 12:56PM

    We all Pakistani Proud of you,,, the person like you are our hidden heros..
    You uphold our head with prideRecommend

  • Syed Anwar ul Hassan
    Mar 16, 2015 - 3:54PM

    I am so happy to hear this news first. I verified from Internet and I am really proud of Atif Anwer who is the really asset of pakistan. Well done Atif. Keep it up. Recommend

  • M.Adnan
    Mar 16, 2015 - 4:04PM

    Well done!Recommend

  • waqas
    Mar 16, 2015 - 4:42PM

    on the arnold sports webpage, it says

    Congrats to Dexter Jackson, Arnold Classic Australia champ. ‪#‎ACA2015‬

    so who won?


  • Affan
    Mar 16, 2015 - 5:55PM

    @Bairooni Haath:
    haha No problem dear, there is no such restriction.Recommend

  • Affan
    Mar 16, 2015 - 5:57PM

    @GI Joe:
    do you think Australians are blind, you are the only sighted one?Recommend

  • Zee
    Mar 17, 2015 - 1:51AM

    Awesome man! Don’t have words to compliment.Recommend

  • Sarfraz
    Mar 17, 2015 - 2:31PM

    @Bairooni Haath:
    What were you trying to do by asking such a stupid question?Recommend

  • sam
    Mar 18, 2015 - 7:26AM

    Great bro u r National hero dude

    in this comments i saw a masge from some asking islam alows it or not?
    man whatvthe problem with you people if Muslim became success why you people involve islam in every thing don’t be jealous. do work hard and win title.ok we being Muslims from Pakistan proud u atif bhaiRecommend

  • Salim Khan
    Mar 19, 2015 - 6:21AM

    He must have been drinking Evoca Cola while training – The Power Of Blackseed!!! LOL!!!
    TOP MAN ATIF ANWAR Recommend

  • OzRocker
    Apr 5, 2015 - 10:02PM

    It was held in Melbourne, AustraliaRecommend

  • zain
    Jun 5, 2015 - 7:25AM

    Good on you mate! Recommend

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