Kobi Ifrach, 20, won the prestigious Mr. Universe junior title this past October. Kobi is the first Israeli to win the NABBA junior title since it was introduced in 1988.
“It is an amazing feeling to wrap myself in the Israeli flag. I came from such a small country and became the center of attention. This is unprecedented!” —Kobi Ifrach
Two of Ifrach’s older brothers introduced him to weightlifting when he was 11 years old.
“Bodybuilding chose me. I didn’t choose it, I liked something about these very masculine characters. I was interested in them.” —Kobi Ifrach
רגע של מוטיבציה,מחר טס אימון מסכם עבר כמו שצריך!!מה שנישאר זה לנוח ולהכין את עצמי לקרב ביום שבת,תחזיקו לי אצבעות מקווה…
Kobi plans to compete for the men’s Mr. Universe open title, the same title won four consecutive times from 1967 to 1970 by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Other competitors get drunk on their success. They’re not focused enough on their training, so they won’t win again the next year. I will.” —Kobi Ifrach