*Power lifter Kareem ‘Body’ Waheed discloses
Kareem Waheed, better known in the Nigerian Powerlifting circles as ‘Body’ reveals how he came about his nickname.
According to him, “before I started, I was thin as what you can think, thinner than a broomstick. But when I started doing powerlifting, my arms started coming out, biceps and everything started popping up. People then started asking me ‘Ahan, you don dey gather body.’ So, that’s why they started calling me ‘body’.”
In March 2017, at the AAU Powerlifting and Weightlifting championship in Las Vegas, USA, held at Harrah’s Laughlin hotel and Casino, Kareem Waheed emerged the overall best after competing with athletes from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Kareem ‘Body’ Waheed is currently preparing for the next stage of the World Powerlifting and Weightlifting championship holding in 15th to 17th September, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
He shares his expectations about his chances at the upcoming event in a few days time: “For Las Vegas, that’s the first time I have total support from a company because all my competitions have always been solo efforts based on my personal savings or support from people who appreciate my talents.
My Las Vegas trip was on Bet9ja sponsorship. They have challenged me with this support. They made my job so easy. I don’t need to run around for so many things, they put many things in place for me. Bet9ja has added more to my training and makes things easy for me.”
I can not but thank the people who brought me to the notice of Bet9ja and also for the management of the company for also considering me as a special athlete. I can’t appreciate them enough.
You can show support for the only Nigerian power lifter at the event by using the hashtag #Bet9jaSupportsKareem