A self-made muscular career brings laurels to city

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 15:41 IST

Not one to rest on his laurels, the 25-year-old bodybuilder now targets winning a medal at the ‘World Bodybuilding Championship’ and his life-long mission is to win the title of ‘Mr Olympia’, the highest recognition in the business. The lone Indian to do so before him, Premchand Degra, achieved the feat in 1988.

Sharma has a degree in hotel management from the PCTE group of institute and has also been handling his family business of hotels, with his passion for body building.

At the Macau event, he was one among the 29 other body-builders to have participated. On being asked to share the secret behind his drive, Raghav said, “Bodybuilding just happened to me and cannot yet remember a particular instance. I used to hit gym on regular basis and one fine day after winning a competition at college level, I gave my life and the sport a serious thought and decided to go the extra mile.”“I doubt there is any other sport which requires you to be so particular about your diet routine than bodybuilding,” says the Mr Punjab (2012).

Sharma also won a bronze at the Federation Cup (National Bodybuilding Championship) held in March, 2013 and does not use a professional manner.

“I get all my information on the Internet and personalise it according to my body,’ he claims.

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