Ivan Byekwaso Is Mr. Universe

Body Builder and Uganda’s reigning Mr. Kampala, Ivan Byekwaso made history to become Ugandan’s ever personality to clinch to the INBA world’s Mr. Natural Universe fitness title.


The 37 year old, had to beat other 36 contestants in the 178cm men natural body building and fitness event before winning the 67th edition of the global event held at the Zach Topfer theatre in South Lamar, Austin Texas State, United States of America.

Byekwaso won a bronze at the INBA Natural Body Building Olympiad in San Diego in November last year, a silver medalist at the World Championships in Slovakia in June 2014 to prove his ambiguity in the category.

His victory therefore writes him in history as Uganda’s first ever athlete to scoop the same championship that  famous USA actor,  and now politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has ever won in three consecutive years (From 1968-70).

The championship didn’t only see him bagging the prestigious accolade but too, cash prize of $4000 for his achievement in Texas.

Byekwaso’s forthcoming competitive event will see him showcase at the Natural Olympia multi-sport expo in November 2015.