The 72nd International Federation of Fitness and Bodybuilding (IFBB) World Bodybuilding Championships are set to begin at the Benidorm Palace tomorrow, the competition's fourth consecutive year at the Spanish resort.
Athletes attended registration and weigh-ins today in preparation for the competition this weekend where they will have a chance to compete for IFBB elite world rankings points.
There will be nine categories in the men's bodybuilding event, which will start from up-to and including 65 kilograms and then progressing on to the 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 85kg, 90kg, 95kg, 100kg and the over-100kg categories.
In the men's classic bodybuilding event there will be five categories, where athletes will be judged up-to and including 168 centimetres, 171cm, 175cm, 180cm and over-180cm.
The men's classic bodybuilding event will have two categories, up-to and including 175cm and over-175cm.
Athletes participating in the men's classic physique will compete in either the up-to and including 168cm, 171cm, 175cm, 180cm or over-180cm.
This year's competition will also feature the first IFBB Men's Physique World Cup, following on from men's physique's first-ever inclusion in the official programme last year.
The World Cup will consist of seven categories, up-to and including 170cm, 173cm, 176cm, 179cm, 182cm, over-182cm and an open class in muscular men's physique.
The competition culminates in the Elite Pro World Championships, where professional athletes compete for cash prizes.