“Health is wealth” – Gold Medalist of ICN Worldwide Bodybuilding Championship 2019 Sujan Silpakar says

Mr. Sujan Sipakar in Tasmania. (Image: Trijan Bajracharya)

Mr. Silpakar was introduced to a lifestyle of fitness and exercising early – in his homeland of Nepal. In his early teens, he would watch his brothers Suman and Suraj workout from a home gym, only to join them in their exercise routine.  Soon after he joined a local gym in Pokhara, and 16 years later, after bagging multiple titles, Mr. Silpakar is still going strong – and he has one message to all – “Health is Wealth”.

A local figure in Tasmania, Silpakar is now training for the Australian Amateur Muscle & Model and Australian PRO Championships which is scheduled to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6th Dec, 2020. The competition is open to all ICN Amateurs and Pros. To qualify one musthave competed in any ICN state championship event .Mr. Silpakar also plans to participate in the ICN World Championship in 2021, which is scheduled to be held in South Korea.

Mr. Silpakar participated in the ICN State Bodybuilding Championship in Tasmania in 2019 wherein he bagged three titles – Physique 30+ Gold, First Time Physique Gold, and 5th position at the Physique Open. He then proceeded to ICN Worldwide Bodybuilding Championship Melbourne in 2019. At the Melbourne based competition, which included 768 participants from 18 countries, Silpakarbagged Gold for Nepal in the Physique category Under 72KG and a Silver in Height Class 1 Physique.

Mr. Silpakar proudly displays his medals.

Most recently, on 1st November, 2020 he bagged Silver in 30+ Mans Physique and a Bronze in Mans Physique Open in Launceston, Tasmania.

When asked to talk about himself, Silpakar, with great humility says he is an average person who encourages healthy living. “Bodybuilding is for good health, and helps in keeping you healthy throughout your life”, he adds.

Managing his schedule between personal life, professional life, and gym life is also not a problem for Silpakar. “I have included going to the gym in my routine – therefore, just like I allocate time for work and my family, I allocate time for gym”, he says.

Image: Trijan Bajracharya

Talking about his inspiration to pursue new titles, Silpakar thanks SantoshShrestha, President of ICN Nepal and PraShrestha, Vice President of ICN Nepal.

Lastly, when asked to share a message to other people, he urges everyone to take out at least half an hour everyday and dedicate it towards health – be it yoga, exercise, or a simple jog. “Health is wealth – fitness and exercise will keep you in good health, and prevent unnecessary ailments”, he adds.

About the author:

Khagendra Satyal is based in Tasmania, and regularly writes about different aspects of multiculturalism in Australia.

He can be reached at [email protected]