Photos: Female Palestinian Bodybuilder Wins Championships In Israel

Palestinian Bodybuilder Training
Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian trains with her coach Basil Saed in a gym in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, August 20. Ammar Awad/Reuters

Anoush Belian, from East Jerusalem, has become the first Palestinian female bodybuilder to participate and win an Israeli competition.

Belian won the Miss Fitness category after impressing judges from the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA) at the competition held in Tel Aviv, Israel on August 22.

Reuters photographer Ammar Awad documented Belian's training, preparation and competing in the tournament.

Anoush Belian Cook
Belian prepares food at her home in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, August 20. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Anoush Belian Training
Belian trains with her coach Basil Saed in a gym in Jerusalem's Old City, August 20. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Anoush At Home
Belian (L) stands next to her mother Renee at their home in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, August 20. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Belgian Walks To Gym
Belian walks to her gym in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, August 20. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Belian Prepares For Competition
Belian (L) prepares backstage for the bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Belian Moments Before Competing
Belian stands backstage during the bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Belian In Midst Of Competition
Belian (C) stands on stage during the bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Anoush Posing During Competition
Belian poses on stage during the bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Anoush Celebrates With Coach
Belian (R) is congratulated by her coach Basil Saed after winning a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Belian Sheds Tear Following Competition
Belian cries as she leaves the stage after winning a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 22. Ammar Awad/Reuters
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