Husband and wife, Borun and Mamota Devi Yumnam, are going the extra mile to become India’s best bodybuilding couple. Having bagged more than 28 awards altogether, the astonishing pair of bodybuilders is giving the world major couple goals. They have set the stage on fire!
While Mamota began her bodybuilding career in 2012, Borun, 39, has been in the sport for more than twenty years.
Borun told Barcroft TV, “I was about 16 when I competed for the first time and became a champion in the Sub-Junior category for Mr. Manipur. Thats how my journey started.”
He added, “I kept going till 2016 I won 16-17 of Nationals and 3 time Mr. Asia.”
Borun trained six days a week, five hours a day to achieve his ultimate target. The 39-year-old wife ensured that her husband, Borun, was progressing according to his strict schedule. Mamota helped him maintain his healthy diet as well, which included meat, eggs, boiled vegetables and lots of nutritive fruits.
The two bodybuilders ignited their romance when they first met at a modeling show held in Manipur. Both Borun and Mamota were invited by the management to appear as contestants. The 39-year-old bodybuilder fell in love with the model and finally proposed to her a couple of months later.
The wife said, “From a very young age, I would always want to do things that nobody had ever done. But I had never thought of bodybuilding, especially because in India, it is not meant for women.”
She further stated, “After we got married, I got busy with the house and then our kids. But because my husband is in the sport, I also started gymming, just to be fit. And then one day I decided to get a six pack likeBorun’s. Thats how it started.”
Now, the married boldybuilders couple has three children. For Mamota, it wasn’t easy keeping up with their three kids as well as Borun’s tough routine. But she did it all!
Mamota told the channel:
“Our friends in the gym would be surprised at my abilities and postures. And because I had taken care of Borun’s diet, I also knew what diets to follow. And then I participated in the National Championship in 2012.”
“In the beginning I would think how would I get on the stage wearing these costumes in front of so many people! And because I had to train and travel for the competitions, I felt bad because I couldn’t spend my whole day with the children anymore.” Added Mamota.”
She continued, “Over the years, my face has also changed and people in the family would point that out. But all that doesn’t matter now.”
“Mamota did this all by the power of her own will. Her first appearance, she came third place, bronze medal. So step by step, she started her career like that and now she has won around six medals, more than me at international level.”
The senior bodybuilder added, “We are the only Indian couple to have won awards in the International arena. And I am very proud of her.”
The bodybuilders couple has competed in world-level championships. With 28 awards won, Borun and Mamota have become bodybuilding icons. They now also train beginners.
Borun finally expressed his love for the sport, saying, “Bodybuilding has given me everything and I can say that bodybuilding is my life.”