Chaired by former athlete Moussa Messaour, the “Federation Algerienne de Bodybuilding, Fitness & Powerlifting” (FABBPL) is reaching a fantastic competitive level and several new national stars shone, at the recent 2017 Mediterranean & African Championships, held in Oran, last 26th to 29th April.

One of the most amazing Algerian athletes was the Overall Champion, in Classic Bodybuilding: the perfectly balanced Chennanr Abdelhakim, who took the Gold Medal in Middle Class (-175 cm), defeating athletes from Libya, Egypt and Algeria, with a perfect score from judges. Qualified for the Super Final, Abdelhakim was able to take the overall title, beating the other 2 champions from Tunisia (Azer Mhamdi; Short Class) and Egypt (Abdelrhyman Amy Abdel Mahson; Tall Class).

With such victory, the new Algerian Bodybuilding Star becomes in one of the favorites for the 2017 World Championships (Benidorm; Spain) and earn valuable points, in the IFBB Elite Ranking.