Qiu Jun (bodybuilder)
Qiu Jun (Chinese: 邱钧; 1948 – 6 February 2020) was a Chinese bodybuilder and a bodybuilding champion who claimed numerous prizes in the senior category. He won many national competitions and was ranked 2nd in the international bodybuilding tournament called "Olympic World Night" 2019, which took place in China.
|Died||6 February 2020 (aged 71–72)|
Wuhan, Hubei, China
In 1964, after graduating from technical secondary school, Qiu, age 16 years old, entered Wuchang Vehicle Factory where he was responsible for railway maintenance. In 1990, he participated in the first bodybuilding competition in Hubei Province on behalf of the factory and got the fifth place in the province. Since then, he become obsessed with bodybuilding. When SARS outbreak in 2003 occurred, Qiu retired from the factory. His wife passed away two years later. He and his only daughter, Qiu Qi, lived together. Fortunately, he also had a hobby of fitness and started an unusual old life.
Qiu was a fitness enthusiast for the last two decades of his life. Ever since retiring in 2003, he participated in various bodybuilding competitions and won a lot of honors. He only began working out after his retirement, joining a gym and eventually going on to coach others and participating in bodybuilding competitions. In 2019, he took part in an international bodybuilding tournament called "Olympic World Night" where he won second place in the elderly category.
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