Akbar Khazaei, the only ifbb pro League & Npc bodybuilding professional judge from Iran, participated as one of the 5 judges in the second International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness IFBB Pro league or the well-known NPC bodybuilding competition, which was held on January 27, 2023 in Iraq.
Four other judges from the US, Netherlands and Russia called Serge Saric, Amy, Liona and Iliya accompanied him in this competition. Among them, the American Serge Saric was the head judge of this competition. Up to 2022, Akbar Khazaei worked as a judge of IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Competitions (directed by Dr. Rafael Santonja from Spain).
Since the beginning of 2022, he has quitted IFBB Amateur Competitions judging and has started the professional field of judgement. Accordingly, his name has been recorded as the first and the only NPC professional bodybuilding judge from Iran in IFBB Pro.
From the beginning of 2022 to the end of this year, Akbar khazaei was invited to judge 10 competitions, of which he judged seven competitions in Tunisia, Libya, Pakistan, and Iraq.
American visa was not issued for Akbar Khazaei :
Akbar khazaei missed the IFBB pro Miami Grand Prix bodybuilding competition 2022 as his visa was not granted at the American Embassy in Muscat, Oman , If his visa had been issued, he could have judged in the US Mr.Olympia, as well.
Akbar Khazaei was also invited to judge the competitions of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, but due to difficulty of obtaining visas for these countries, he preferred not to apply for the visas of Saudi Arabia and Morocco. Akbar Khazaei is also one of the international professional bodybuilding coaches and was appointed as the coach of Iran’s national fitness team in 2013. However, after entering the professional judging in IFBB Pro League, according to the related regulations, he no more works as a coach in the field of champion breeding.
Below are some of the honors and degrees obtained by Akbar Khazaei :
– The first and only international federation bodybuilding professional judge from Iran
– International Bodybuilding Judge of the National Olympic Committee
– Former coach of the Iranian national fitness team (year 2013)
– Judge of the World Bodybuilding Federation
– coach of the World Bodybuilding Federation
– NPC professional bodybuilding judge
– Iran’s best bodybuilding coach in 2011
– IFBB PRO League bodybuilding coach
– NPC professional bodybuilding coach
– Sports talent scouting technician of Australian ISAC Association
– international bodybuilding coach of Asian Confederation
– International Bodybuilding judge of Asian Confederation
– Bodybuilding and fitness coach at FIMA University of England
– International bodybuilding coach of the Ministry of Sports and Iran Bodybuilding Federation
– 1st grade bodybuilding coach of the Ministry of Sports and Iran Bodybuilding Federation
– 1st grade judge of Iran Bodybuilding Federation
– Graduated from Yadgar Imam Azad University in Physical Education and Sports since
Akbar khazaei writes bodybuilding and sports medicine scientific articles on Instagram and his website :