On Saturday, 19 May 2018, the Sri Lankan Champion Lucion Pushparaj, aka “The Black Lion of Asia”, participated to the Austrian International Body Building Championship in Vienna, Austria.
The current European Champion Armin Gangl was beaten to third place by Lucion who having reached the final won the Silver medal in his class. Lucion dedicated his success to his country.
Lucion brought pride to the large number of Sri Lankans who were present at the event to support him. Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Austria, Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera, and Second Secretary, Mr. Namal Wijeyamuni Zoysa also graced this occasion. Lucion’s dream to participate at this event became a reality thanks to the dedication of Mr. Shan Halamba, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Texas and Managing Director of Riococo Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and of Ceyhinz Link International Co, who was also present at the event.