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    • Female participants at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • An athlete prepares for a competition at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • Female bodybuilders wearing dresses during the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • A female bodybuilder during a competition in Kazan
    • Participants pose during the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • A bodybuilder is getting tanned as he prepares for a competition in Kazan
    • Female bodybuilders during a competition in Kazan
    • A bodybuilder performs at the championship in Kazan
    • A bikini-wearing female bodybuilder holds her high heels during what appears to be a weighing ceremony before a competition in Kazan.
    • Female bodybuilders at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • A bodybuilder reacts during a championship in Kazan
    • An athlete prepares for a competition at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan
    • Bikini-clad female bodybuilders at the championship in Kazan
    • A female bodybuilder during a competition in Kazan
    • Bodybuilders react during a championship in Kazan
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    Female participants at the Bodybuilding Championship in Kazan

    The history of bodybuilding dates back to the 19th century, when German athlete and showman Eugen Sandow started so-called muscle-display performances in England.

    Russia's federal bodybuilding championship took place in the city of Kazan on 10 October. 

    The jury selected the winners in the following categories: classic bodybuilding, body fitness, fitness bikini, beach bodybuilding, and fitness model. 

    Junior participants aged 19-23 were also invited to take part in the event.

    Check out Sputnik's gallery to see the best images from the championship. 

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