Chiselled Ramsammy and Fung highlight ‘Resilience’ Bodybuilding

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It took some time but Lightweight bodybuilder (Under 165 lbs) Darius Ramsammy has achieved his goal of winning the Lightweight category and the overall title when the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) hosted its Virtual ‘Resilience’ Championships at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday evening.

Although this competition did not carry the Mr. Guyana tag, Ramsammy had disclosed his goal was to be the Lightweight champion, and there was the added bonus of out flexing Heavyweight champion Julio Sinclair for the overall title and G$200,000 purse.

The 23-year-old showcased the most chiselled physique for the night and topped his category ahead of Eybo Orford (second) and reigning Mr. Guyana Marlon Bennett (third).

The top three competitors took home $100,000, $70,000 and $50,000 respectively, along with a hamper from Fitness Express.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr. (centre) with the respective winners. From left: Heavyweight winner Julio Sinclair, Miss Bikini Rosanna Fung, overall and Lightweight champion Darius Ramsammy and Men’s Physique Renaldo Caldeira

Sinclair won the Heavyweight title ahead of National champion Carlos Peterson, who came third, and Nicholas Albert.

With no Emmerson Campbell or Yannick Grimes, some new faces dominated the Men’s Physique category and the title was taken by Renaldo Caldeira, followed by Jonathan Jeffery and Darren Harris.

The Miss Bikini segment usual erupts a stir in the audience, but with no crowd at the National Cultural Centre due to the COVID-19 regulations, the reactions on social media sufficed.

As expected, Rosanna Fung displayed a physique of great symmetry and was without question the winner for the category. Ashanti Conway copped second and Christian Ramsammy third.

GBBFF President Keavon Bess said he was enthused by the number of fresh faces and that athletes were still able to produce such bodies even though gyms were officially closed for most of the year.

The event was a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport; and it was streamed live on Facebook and national television.

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