Solimla Jajo, who had brought laurels for Manipur in the 54th edition of the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2022 in the junior Asia women model physique, is undergoing intense training and gearing up to compete in the World Championship to be held at Phuket in Thailand.
Prior to the world championship, Solimla will also compete in the upcoming State level Championship -Miss Manipur Model Physique starting December 3, 2022.
In the just concluded 11th edition of Eastern India bodybuilding championship held in Kolkata from 12-14 November, 2022, Jajo bagged 5th position in women's model physique in open category while Saratlunminthang Touthang secured 4th in 80kg bodybuilding in open category. Saratlunminthang was also the 4th position holder in the Mr Khamba 2022 in the junior category.
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Both are players of Royal Gymnasium located at Phungreitang in the heart of Ukhrul town. The duo is trained by Leishangthem Robert Meitei, a renowned international bodybuilder.
When the Imphal Free Press caught up with Solimla Jajo on Wednesday, she said that she trains twice a day without taking any day off.
Elaborating further, she said that in the morning session she does 30 minutes of cardio followed by 30 to 45 minutes of abs workout and then goes with minor weight training (arms shoulder, calves, glutes and back) and in the evening session, he does cardio for 30 minutes, abs for 30 minutes and then does the major part workout like squad, chest and deltoid.
Commenting on her meal plan, Solimla said that prior to her workout, she takes one tab of pantop, one tab of joints, one tab of Liv52 and some fruits and oats.
On being asked about the importance of a trainer, Jajo admitted that it is indeed important to have a trainer as the trainer knows the weak and strong points. So, prior to competition, we can focus more on the weak part and at times when we are in an off mood, the trainers not only train but also motivate me, she said. "To me it's like a guide book - both theory and practical”, she added.
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On her level of preparation as it will be a tough battle ground, she admitted that the competition will be very tough as every athlete representing their respective countries has a dream of getting a medal. "I too have the same dream to at least get a medal and for this, I am keeping my mindset calm”, she said.
Health is wealth and beauty with health is what I desire, she responded on being asked to comment on what makes her participate in women’s body physically.
According to Solimla, discipline and hard work is the only key to "success."
Solimla is currently pursuing BA 1st semester at Pettigrew College, Ukhrul, the lone government college in the district.
Solimla was also a champion in inter-district championship 2022.
It may be mentioned that Solimla Jajo, who hails from Kasom khullen in Kamjong district, won the prestigious silver medal at the 54th edition of the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2022 held at Republic of Maldives in the junior Asia women model physique.
Solimla was the champion of Miss Manipur Model Physique 2019 in open category and stood 5th placed in Federation Cup 2020.
The following athletes from Manipur were selected and will compete in different categories namely, Chingkheinganba Athokpam (junior bodybuilding over 75 kg), Khumanthem Sushil Kumar Singh (junior bodybuilding upto 75 kg), L Dinesh Singh (senior men’s body building 75 kg), Solimla Jajo (senior model physique 165 cm), Karishma Chanu (senior women bodybuilding upto 55 kg), Arambam Maangal (senior men’s sports physique upto 170 cm) and Kishan Nepram as Team Manager.
They will participate in the event as team India.