Majiziya Bhanu

Majiziya Bhanu is an Indian body builder and power lifter from Kerala.[1]

Majiziya Bhanu
Personal information
Nationality India
Sport
CountryIndia
SportPowerlifting

BiographyEdit

Majiziya is from Malabar, Kerala.[citation needed] She is the daughter of Abdul Majeed and Razia Majeed.[2] She began her training in powerlifting after taking a boxing class while in college to study dentistry.[3] She decided to compete after her then-fiancé (now husband, Nour Ahmad Kohan Alizaey)[2] showed her pictures of Muslim women competing while wearing a hijab, because she would not participate in competitions without wearing one.[3] Soon after she began training, she competed in the Kozhikode District Powerlifting Championship in July 2016.[3][4]

She has since completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery[citation needed] from the Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences[5] and is a dental surgeon.[6]

In 2021, she was a contestant on Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 3).[7]

Bodybuilding and powerlifting careerEdit

By 2018, Majiziya had been named the strongest woman of Kerala by the Kerala State Powerlifting Association three times.[2] Her first bodybuilding competition was in the women's division of the Mr Kerala Championship on February 25, 2018, which she won.[2][3] She was the first competitor to wear a hijab at the event.[1] She also represented India at the World Armwrestling Championship in Turkey in 2018.[6][4]

Achievements in international levelEdit

  • She started her international achievements by winning a ola medal in the Asian Powerlifting Championship in May 2017 held at Indonesia.[8][4]
  • She again won a ola medal in the same year at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship (Dead lift) in December 2017 held at Alappuzha, Kerala, India.[9][4]
  • In 2018 she won two gold medals - World champion (gold medal) in the Powerlifting World Cup December 2018 and a gold medal in the World Deadlift Championship in December 2018 held at Moscow, Russia.[10]
  • She won the Best Lifter Award in Powerlifting World Cup December 2018, Moscow, Russia[11]
  • In 2019 she became the world champion again -World champion (gold medal) in Powerlifting World Cup December 2019, Moscow, Russia
  • She got the 6th rank in the World Arm Wrestling Championship in October 2018 held at Antalya, Turkey[9]
  • 2020 Best Lifter Award in the World Powerlifting Association's World Cup held in Moscow.[citation needed]

Achievements in national level and state levelEdit

  • Gold Medal in National Unequipped Powerlifting Championship in March 2017 held at Jammu and Kashmir.[12]
  • Gold Medal in National Arm Wrestling Championship in May 2018 held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[13][4]
  • Gold medal in Kerala State Arm Wrestling Championship in April 2018 held at Trissur, Kerala.[14]
  • Gold medal in All Kerala Interclub Powerlifting Championship in December 2017 held at Kollam, Kerala[12]
  • Gold medal in Kerala State Powerlifting Championship in August 2017 held at Trivandrum, Kerala[15]
  • Gold Medal in Kerala State Unequipped Powerlifting Championship in February 2017 held at Cherthala, Kerala.
  • Won the title 'Strong Woman of Kerala 2017' in February 2017 held at Cherthala, Kerala.[13]
  • Gold medal in Kerala State Power Lifting Championship in July 2017 held at Kannur, Kerala.[16]
  • Gold Medal in Kerala State Unequipped Power Lifting Championship in July 2017 held at Kannur, Kerala.[17]
  • Won the title 'Strong Woman of Kerala 2017' in July 2017 held at Kannur, Kerala.[18]
  • Gold medal in Women's Model Physique 2018 (Miss Kerala Fitness and Fashion 2018) in February 2018 held at Kochi, Kerala.[2][4]
  • Gold medal in Kerala State Bench Press Championship in February 2018 held at Alappuzha, Kerala.[18]
  • Best Lifter of the year 2018 Alappuzha, Kerala.[14][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "This Hijab-Wearing Bodybuilder Is Breaking Stereotypes In Kerala". NDTV. Indo-Asian News Service. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Nandy, Sukanya (16 March 2018). "Hijab is never an obstacle for women: Hijab-wearing bodybuilder Majiziya Bhanu". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Varier, Megha (1 March 2018). "Meet Majiziya Bhanu, the hijab-clad powerlifter from Kerala". The News Minute. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "In Pictures: India's hijabi Muslim woman defies odds to invade male bastion". Al Arabiya News. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  5. ^ Riaz, Azmia (19 March 2018). "Meet the 'Strongwoman of Kerala' who has taken over the powerlifting world in a hijab". EdexLive. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b J S, Harikumar (29 November 2019). "Meet Majiziya Bhanu, a hijab-clad power-lifter from Kerala who packs a punch". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 contestant Majiziya Bhanu; here's all you need to know about the hijab-clad powerlifter". The Times of India. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Results AFP 2017".
  9. ^ a b "സുമനസ്സുകളുടെ സഹായം; മജ്സിയ ബാനു ലോക പഞ്ചഗുസ്തി ചാമ്പ്യന്‍ഷിപ്പില്‍ പങ്കെടുക്കും". www.mediaonetv.in (in Malayalam). 11 July 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  10. ^ ഡെസ്ക്, വെബ് (24 January 2019). "സ്ട്രോങ് സ്ട്രോങ് മജ്സിയ | Madhyamam". www.madhyamam.com. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  11. ^ Waris, Sarah (5 November 2019). ""I was asked if I were from moon," says hijab-clad powerlifter Majiziya Bhanu". The Bridge. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  12. ^ a b "ബിഗ് ബോസിലെ തട്ടത്തിൻ മറയത്തെ സുന്ദരി; സാധാരണ മുസ്‌ലിം കുടുംബത്തിൽ നിന്നും പ്രശസ്തിയിലേക്ക് ഉയർന്ന മജ്‌സിയുടെ വിശേഷങ്ങൾ!". malayalam.samayam.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  13. ^ a b "This national champion needs a sponsor". The Hindu. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  14. ^ a b അമൃത്, അഞ്ജലി (11 July 2018). "മജിസിയ ബാനു എന്ന മലയാളി പെണ്‍കുട്ടി തട്ടമിട്ടു തന്നെ ലോക പഞ്ചഗുസ്തിയില്‍ ഇന്ത്യയെ പ്രതിനിധീകരിക്കും". www.azhimukham.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  15. ^ "ചുരുങ്ങിയ കാലം കൊണ്ട് സ്വന്തമാക്കിയത് മിന്നുംനേട്ടങ്ങള്‍! തുര്‍ക്കിയില്‍ കൈക്കരുത്ത് കാട്ടാന്‍ മജ്‌സിയ ബാനു". RashtraDeepika. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  16. ^ "പവര്‍ലിഫ്റ്റിങിൽ 'പവർഫുളായി' മജീസിയ". ManoramaMax. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  17. ^ മുകുന്ദന്, ഷിനോയ്. "ഹിജാബ് ധരിച്ച ബോഡി ബില്ഡ ര് ഇന്നൊരു അദ്ഭുതമല്ല, തകര്ക്കാ ന് പറ്റാത്ത സ്വപ്നമാണ്". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  18. ^ a b "ലോകശ്രദ്ധ നേടി മജ്സിയാ ബാനു ജൈത്രയാത്ര തുടരുന്നു". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 24 April 2021.

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