Ramsammy flexes to Mr. Guyana title; Campbell wins Men’s Physique for fifth time
By Akeem Greene
In the absence of five-time champion Kerwin Clarke, former powerlifter Colin ‘Mr. Clean’ Chesney offered some competition, but it was still somewhat a stroll in the park for the chiselled and well-defined Darious Ramsammy, who won his first Mr. Guyana title when the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) staged its Senior Championship at the National Cultural Centre on Sunday evening.
Among the other winners were Emmerson Campbell, who won an unprecedented fifth Men’s Physique title, while Rosanna Fung remained Miss Bikini champion.
In-person attendance was permitted, and the 200 fully-vaccinated fans in attendance certainly got a treat, especially from Ramsammy, who won gold at the Santo Domingo Open in October.
He went up against division winners Roger Calendar (Under-143lbs), 2019 Mr. Guyana Marlon ‘Bolo’ Bennette (Under-154lbs) and Chesney (Masters and Heavyweight) for the overall title, and while the crowd was behind the resurgent Chesney of Linden, Ramsammy’s symmetry was unmatched.
The Cyclist turn Bodybuilder told News Room Sport he was looking forward to competing against the premier quality of Clarke, but he is happy with his success and the focus continues to be on winning the prized International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro Card in 2022.
Ramsammy of Razor Fitness Gym won his Under 176lbs division ahead of Nicholas Albert and Omisi Williams. Odel Crum-Ewing and Lindon Burnette finished fourth and fifth respectfully.
In addition to his G$300,000 for Mr. Guyana, he won G$50,000 for topping his division, while second to third got G$30,000 and G$20,000 in all divisions.
Faroud Mohammed was second in the two-man contest in the Under 143lbs, while Chesney toppled the seasoned line-up of Julio Sinclair (second) and Rawle Greene (third) for the Heavyweight class.
For the Masters, Chesney was followed by Bennette, Greene, Burnette and Lyndon Kennedy, while in the Under-154lbs, Andre Wagner and Henry Bassey rounded off the top three spots.
Meanwhile, Campbell again delivered the goods and finished ahead of fellow Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) rival Yannick Grimes, and crowd favourite Johnathan Jeffrey.
Campbell, a Sport Journalist and Fitness Trainer, said his attention is now zoned on the IFBB Pro Card, and all eyes will be on CAC next year in Barbados. He won G$200,000.
As expected, Fung came up trumps in the Miss Bikini segment, adding to her 2019 title. She staved off competition from fellow Space Gym competitor, Angellica Barroncas, and Ashanti Conway, who undoubtedly had the most vociferous support group in the audience.
Fung said she was heartened to witness six females taking the stage for the competition.