Congratulations to the winners of the first Bench Press Open

Dec 16, 2019




Name: Mohamed Nahyan Khan
Age: 20
Occupation: FENAKA

  • Day starts at 07:00 and works a 8 hour shift, but still finds time to work out 2 hours a day daily before going back to bed around 00:30.
  • Started working out in the April 2011 to lose weight.
  • Aims to be the strongest man in the Maldives.
  • Will be participating in the 2017 Singapore opens, aiming for 1st place in his age category.
  • Hopes to get sponsored in order to improve in the sport of power lifting.
  • Wants to inspire and help anyone who wants to do this as a sport.



Name: Ibrahim Ajmal (Jamaley)
Age: 34
Occupation: Maaziya Painting

  • Day starts at 05:30 and works from 08:00 to 18:00 and goes back to bed at 23:00. Works out 2 hours daily, 6 days a week.
  • Started working out in 2002 at Male Fitness Club as means to get away from bad influences.
  • Won Muscle load classic 2003 best posing and 1st place in the 55kg weight category.
  • Competed in Mr. Maldives 4 times, winning 2 golds, 1 silver & a bronze in the 55kg weight category.
  • Hopes to compete again in the 2018 Mr. Maldives with the aim to win the title.

The Male’ Fitness Club hosted this first Bench Press competition on Friday, 7 October 2016. The competition venue was the Club’s Gym Floor at H. Colezium. The Mr. Bench event was scheduled in the afternoon (2.00-5.00pm), the Ultimate bench event was hosted in the evening (7.00-10.00pm). We invited our club members and other interested lifters. The winners, Mohamed Nahyan Khan and Ibrahim Ajmal, are both members of the Male’ Fitness Club.

We attracted 10 contestants in all with 9 contestants competing in each of the two events. Two different contestants choose to compete in one event while the other eight competed in both events. While Mr. Maldives, Mohamed Rasheed (Rachey) gave away prizes, followed by bodybuilder Shaheen Mohamed Didi (Shaantey), who sponsored prize money for Mr. Bench.

We look forward to more interest in our next competition, scheduled four months from now on Friday, 17 February 2017.

The Bench Press is one of the three moves in the modern Powerlifting World Championships that was officially held for the first time in 1973 under the International Powerlifting Federation founded in 1972.

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts.

The reference, “8 Gym Benchmarks Everyone Can Achieve”, offers useful tips and a table that would help the enthusiast to gauge their class.