Kerwin Clarke wins CAC Bodybuilding Gold
-Grimes gets bronze in Men’s Physique
Kerwin Clarke has delivered again on the big stage to win Guyana a gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships staged in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
Clarke, who is a five-time ‘Mr. Guyana’, flexed his chiselled physique to star in the under 176lbs class which had nine musclemen.
Clarke, whose previous gold was in 2016, also attempted to flex in the overall category in an attempt to win a pro-card but that went to Yordan Feliciano of the Dominican Republic.
Meanwhile, 2017 national Men’s Physique Champion, Yannick Grimes snared a bronze medal in the under 170cm class in the Men’s Physique category in his CAC debut.
Bronze and silver medallist at the last two championships, Emmerson Campbell surprisingly failed to crack the top six in his Men’s Physique Class, the under 174cm; he will have to return to the drawing board.
Campbell, who lost gold by one point at the previous championships stated, “I am super surprised that after losing the gold medal by one-point last year, this time I brought a better package, a better physique and to not place in the top six was really surprising.”
He added, “I got a lot of conflicting reports from the Judges, some said I should have been bigger, some said I needed more conditioning…it was not a consistent critique but no excuses, I did my best but I did not bring the package they wanted to see and just do better.”
Guyana’s other representative at the meet, Darius Ramsammy placed fifth in the 154lbs and underclass.
The next CAC Championships, the 47th edition, will be staged next September in Colombia.