Roshan Ferrao to Compete in Asia Pacific Body Building Championship
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (RD/SB)
Mangalore, Aug 11: Thirty-one-year-old Roshan Ferrao, an employee of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), Attavar, here has been selected for the Indian body building team that will participate in 2010 – Asia Pacific Body Building Championship at Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands from Friday August 27 to Saturday August 28.
Roshan Ferrao had earlier won Asia Pacific Gold Medal during the Asia Pacific Body Building Championship - 2009 held at Christchurch, New Zealand from April 10 to April 12. A parishioner of Our Lady of Queen of the Universe Church, Ranipura near here, Roshan joined gymnasium in the year 1999 and has been training at Zen Gym, Thokkottu near here. He joined KPTCL in 1998 and his service was confirmed in 2000 because of his sporting credentials. Since then, he has been working as a junior assistant in the accounts department in the office of the superintending engineer at Attavar here.
Son of Canute and Dulcine Ferrao, Roshan did his initial schooling at his parish school in Ranipura and SSLC at Rosario High School. He is one of the most promising body-builders the city has ever produced. He has bagged a gold medal in Asia Pacific Bodybuilding Championship held in New Zealand in 2000. He had also bagged the tenth place in the Mr World competition that was held in Germany in 2000, sixth place in Mr Universe competition held in France in 2001, seventh in Mr Universe competitions held in Spain and second in Indo-Pak Peace and Friendship Bodybuilding Championship held in Islamabad, in 2004.
Besides, he had also represented Mr World Bodybuilding Championship held in Bangalore. His long list of awards and recognitions include the Bharath Udaya in 1999, Bharath Kishore in 2000, Bharath Shresta in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. He was Bharath Shree four times and Vidyuth Shree five times.
Roshan Ferrao also bagged gold in the All-India Inter State Electricity Board’s Tournament held at Raipur, Chattisgarh, in February 2009.
Mangalorean Vincent Prakash Carlo will also participate in the 2010 – Asia Pacific Body Building Championship along with Roshan Ferrao, while Shodhan Rai will participate in the same from Bangalore.
Roshan Ferrao can be contacted on his mobile number: 96114 12140