According to the IBF-Mr Universe fitness competition- the best body in the world belongs to Greek basketball player Zois Ballas, who took first place in the event held in Naples, Italy.
Ballas stands at 2.03cm tall and is very honoured for the title, which he claims was not easy to win as there was tough international competition, which he went up against this year. “It was clear from the outset that Greece was one of the favourites in the competition,” he said.
“I was ready to quit after coming fourth in Greece, but I was really frustrated after that result and luckily something told me to keep going and give it another go. Finally, the international judges, on my merits, vindicated my determination and my previous hard work in order to successfully represent my country.”
Zois joined the basketball team of Kranidi when just 14 years of age and then went on to represent Panionios in Nea Smyrni and AEK. Apart from being a great player he is also a personal trainer. His secret to success is setting a daily routine, having a good diet, keeping away from smoking and drinking.
He also says he is quite the shy guy and doesn’t make the first move when it comes to meeting women. “I don’t have the confidence some people might expect. Just imagine that my current girlfriend had to make the first move because I felt awkward,” he said.