The classic physique division has been added to the International Fitness and Bodybuilding (IFBB) Miami Grand Prix, due to be held at Ashe Auditorium on July 20.
Other categories set to be contested in the Florida venue are bodybuilding, classic bodybuilding, men's physique, women's physique, bodyfitness (figures), bikini, wellness and fit model – men and women.
Every discipline, except fit model, will feature novice, open and master categories.
In addition, bikini, classic and men's physique athletes who win their IFBB Elite Pro status will be able to make their pro debut immediately, in the Miami Elite Pro Grand Prix.
The IFBB claims it and IFBB Physique America are making progress in the US and are therefore taking the sport to a "higher level".