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'Hercules' Indian Army Bodybuilder aims for Mr. Asia title

No task is to difficult for the Indian 'Hercules' who goes from manning tanks to displaying a forged God like physique

Hercules Indian Army Bodybuilder aims for Mr. Asia title

C.C. Chengappa

Updated: 28 Oct 2021 7:09 AM GMT

The contributions of the defence forces to Indian sport is unparalleled. Over the past several decades, there have been numerous sportspersons who have won laurels for India in different domains. It only makes sense that some of India's fittest men will take up challenges unlike any other.

Lucknow born Savio Henrique is no stranger to the world of Indian bodybuilding. Just earlier this month, the 36 year old Indian Army Major placed 4th at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships that was held in Uzbekistan. His journey into bodybuilding began after he left high school and continued after joining the Indian Army. There is no doubt that it takes years to sculpt an acceptable physique and Savio has dedicated his mind and body to achieving the rewards that he is reaping today. He has also won laurels at the South Asian Championships of Indian Body Builders Federation with two third place finishes for best physique.

He was quoted telling the TOI that "I was a thin and lean boy prior to high school, but today I am preparing for Mr Asia and Amateur Olympia International of Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships." He also wishes to inspire youngsters to realise the physical potential of fitness and bodybuilding. When not spending time sculpting his body, Savio commands a T-72 tank as part of the Armoured Corp of the Indian Army. His nickname, Hercules was coined by his course-mates at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.

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