Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Premchand Dogra


Premchand Dogra1Premchand Dogra is a professional bodybuilder from India. Also mentioned as Premchand Degra . He won the title of Mr. Universe short height in 1988 in the category of 80kg .
 He also received the "Medal of Excellence" by the International federation of bodybuilding and Fitness  in 2003, For winning World Middleweight Champion title in 1988.


Premchand Dogra Born in December 1, 1955(57 year). Babri Nangal town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, Premchand Dogra fought hard to mold his body into a muscle pleasure.
He began his career as a wrestler after obtaining his Bachelor of government school in the village of Tibber neighbor in 1973.
 It was only in 1980 that he developed an interest in body building and happened to be crowned Mr. Punjab, Mr. North India, Mr. India 9 times , Mr. Asia 8 times and finally Mr. World middleweight class and Mr. Universe.He currently resides in the city of Hoshiarpur (Punjab), India.He runs a world-class gym in Hoshiarpur city.
He began his international career by bagging the title of Mr. Asia in the middleweight category in Karachi in 1983, a feat he repeated in Seoul in 1984. Later he switched to the light heavyweight class in Mr. Asia contest too, winning the title in Colombo in 1985, Taipei in 1986 and Malaysia in 1987.


The world title was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990. Previously, he received the Arjuna Prize in 1986.
Premchand Dogra body
He is also the recipient of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab Government Award (1994), Tata best price Sportsman (1986) Challenge Trophy Charminar.
Premchand made his national debut by claiming a bronze medal in the middleweight category in Darjeeling in 1980. He followed this up by winning three gold medals next to him Mr. Punjab, Junior and Senior Mr. India Mr. India in 1981 allowed year.
He retained the title of Mr. India in the middleweight category in 1984. Thereafter, he went to the Heavy Weight class light and during the next five years (1985-1989) won the title of Mr India in this class too.
Dogra stuck in the middle weight class in the five appearances he made at the World Championships.
He first competed for the world title in 1984 in Las Vegas, where he finished 13th, he moved to the fourth position in 1985 in Sweden and was named Most Improved Bodybuilder of the year.
 He won the silver medal in Tokyo in 1986 and was again placed in 4th place in Madrid  in 1987. The climax came in 1988 when the Queensland, Australia, he won gold in the middleweight class and was crowned Mr. Universe. Premchand Dogra turned professional in 1989 and the same year, participated in Mr. Olympia contest.
 He then won the first Pro-Am Classic of Mr. Asia in 1990 and the second Pro-Am Classic of Mr. Asia in 1991.
 after five years , he returned to win the gold medal in the light heavyweight category Mr Asia Championship held in New Delhi in 1996.


   -1983 IFBB Asian Amateur Championships -first in medium weight.           
   -1984 IFBB Asian Amateur Championships - first in medium weight.
  -1985 IFBB Asian Amateur Championships -first in medium weight.  
  -1986 IFBB Asian Amateur Championships -first in light heavyweight
  -1986 IFBB Mr. Universe - IFBB, average weight, the second
  -1987 Asian Amateur Championships - IFBB, light-heavyweight, first
  -1987 IFBB Mr. Universe - 4th in Medium weight.
  -1988 IFBB Mr. Universe - first in average weight.
  -1989  Mr. Olympia - IFBB did not place
  -1992 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB 18th  position.
  -1996 Asian Amateur Championships - IFBB,   1st in  Light-  Middleweight,

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