With its recognition as World Elite Amateur  Ranking and Elite Pro Card Qualifier event, the 2018 IFBB Belt & Road Grand Prix scheduled for next September 17th – 22nd, in Xi´an (China) will be one of the most challenging sports events in this 2018 season.

The “Belt & Road Initiative” (BRI) is a development strategy proposed by Chinese Government that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries, the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt, the Maritime Silk Road and China.

This means that 65 IFBB-affiliated National Federations will be invited to register their athletes, at this event that will be held in Xi’an – one of the oldest cities in China – considered the starting point of Silk Road, and one of the 13 emerging mega cities in the country.

The 2018 IFBB Belt & Road Grand Prix organized by the Chinese Bodybuilding Association (CBBA) with support from Government and Xi´an city authorities will offer up to $80,000 in cash prizes besides the points for the World Ranking and Elite Pro Cards offered for the Top athletes. The Top 3 athletes in every Super Final will receive between $8,000 – $10,000 depending on the IFBB sports discipline.

Source: ifbb.com