Talks were held between the world and Czech governing bodies of fitness and bodybuilding ©IFBB

The President of the Czech Republic Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation (SKFCR) Vyacheslav Vinogradov held discussions with International Federation of Fitness and Bodybuilding (IFBB) counterpart Rafael Santonja.

The pair met at the headquarters of the IFBB in Las Rozas in Spain.

During the discussions, both Presidents discussed the highlights of 2017 for the SKFCR and fitness and bodybuilding in the Czech Republic in general.

Also on the agenda was the next step for Czech athletes and the international events which they will compete in.

Vyacheslav Vinogradov, right, held talks with Rafael Santonja ©IFBB
Vyacheslav Vinogradov, right, held talks with Rafael Santonja ©IFBB

The IFBB praised Vinogradov's work at the helm of his governing body in the European country.

"Under his leadership, the Czech National Federation has continued progressing as one of the most dynamic federations in Europe," a statement said. 

"Young and efficient IFBB official Mr Vynogradov is doing excellent services, especially in the international arena, for our sport and the SKFCR." 

The Czech Republic won one silver medal and two bronze at last year's World Bodybuilding Championships in Benidorm.