Dezad Patel Lifts Gold At WRPF World Championship

Doing the country and the community proud, Mumbai’s Dezad Adil Patel scored a gold medal at the WRPF (World Raw Powerlifting Federation) World Championship IX 2023, which was held in Moscow on 18th December, 2023. Dezad snagged the top spot in his category (67.5 kgs).

Speaking to Parsi Times, Dezad shared, “I feel immense pride and overwhelming happiness to share this achievement. I thank Ahura Mazda for his blessings and also my loved ones who supported me whole heartedly, as also my coach, without whom my journey would be incomplete.”

29-year-old Commerce graduate and resident of Tata blocks (Bandra), Dezad is a professional fitness coach and a powerlifter. Having completed his professional fitness course from K11 Fitness Academy in 2016, he has competed and won in various district and national level tournaments over the past few years. Dezad’s inspiration started at an early age as he watched his father diligently work out and thus got into strength-building himself. But he started lifting weights, following in the footsteps of his coach Maherzad Patel – an international level powerlifter.

“The journey has not been an easy one – it was always swimming against the tide. Fitness and Sports like these are not given much importance, even in this era. But my sense of conviction and persistence, and of course the support from family and well-wishers, keeps me going. I draw utmost job satisfaction by training people – steering them towards a healthy lifestyle and helping them achieve their fitness goals,” shares Dezad.

Speaking about his future plans, he adds, “I am committed to continue giving my very best in future feats, work harder to get better at this sport and score more prizes for our community and our nation.” And what message would he like to share with the community? “Start investing some time and effort in bettering your health today – there is nothing more important in life than your health.”

Here’s congratulating Dezad for this fabulous feat and wishing him the very best for greater achievements in the future!

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