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Ukraine Bodybuilding
Photography Federico Radaelli

Go behind the scenes of a Ukrainian bodybuilding competition

Earlier this month the Diamond Cup took place in Kiev. As part of our ongoing report on Ukraine, we sent photographer Federico Radaelli behind the scenes to capture the sights

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Taking place earlier this month at the Ukrainian House convention centre in Kiev was the Diamond Cup, an IFBB event which saw bodybuilders from around the world compete in categories including Classic Bodybuilding and Bikini. We sent photographer Federico Radaelli to capture the scenes, while Anastasiia Gutnyk created an exclusive film.

Photographer: Federico Radaelli @federicoradaelli1
Stylist: Anastasiia Gutnyk @gut9anastasiia

Film: Anastasiia Gutnyk @gut9anastasiia
Music: Andrey Kostyukov

Hair: Julia Stets @stetsjulia
Makeup: Yulia Zalesskaya @yulyazalesskaya