Record-breaking Bodybuilders hailed for CAC medal haul
The members of the bodybuilding team, who bagged 12 medals at the 49th Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Championships, which was staged in Barbados earlier this month, were feted at a cocktail reception on Friday evening at Olympic House.
Team Guyana was represented by athletes Rosanna Fung, Emmerson Campbell, Roger Callender, Nicholas Albert, Rawle Green, Julio Sinclair, Jonathan Jeffrey, Christina Ramsammy, Asanti Conway and Hannah Rampersaud. The officials were Keavon Bess (President of the body) and Videsh Sookram.
Together, the team secured five gold medals, six silver medals and one bronze medal, the most at a single CAC Championship by a national team.
Remarkably, Fung used her sharp physique to slice through the athletes in the wellness categories and secured the much coveted ‘Pro Card’. In doing so, the 22-year-old became the second female from Guyana and the first since 1979 to become a professional Bodybuilding athlete.
“According to the proud President Bess, the team’s performance was nothing short of exceptional and for every gold medal won, the National Anthem was loudly and proudly played and the beloved Golden Arrow Head was displayed as all stood in respect of Guyana and in honour of the athletes,” a release stated.