Senior National Bodybuilding Championship set for December 17
The Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation has earmarked December 17 as the date for its flagship National Seniors Championship at the National Cultural Centre.
That’s the word from president of the body, Keavon Bess.
Bess noted that the annual spectacle is set to attract the cream of the nation’s musclemen and women, who are currently in the gym, eager to pose and flex their physiques for spoils and bragging rights and also to be shortlisted for international events.
The championship will serve as a qualifier for the region’s highest bodybuilding and fitness event, the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championship.
During the 49th edition of the CAC Championship held in August in Barbados, Team Guyana copped a record 12 medals- five gold, six silver and a bronze.
Bess said: “The Bodybuilding Federation will be expecting a large turnout of athletes as a result of the phenomenal showing of Team Guyana at the recently concluded CAC Championships in Barbados. We envision some athletes who have been shying away from the stage, will be motivated to compete in December and athletes who have already been on that stage will return to prove their mettle.”
He added: “Also the athletes who went to CAC will want to return to the local stage to ensure that their name reigns supreme so we expect a large turnout.”
Bess, an Attorney-at-Law, further added, “We intend to put a lot into this competition on our PR end to ensure that most of Guyana receives the information about the competition and get the hype about the competition as well so we can have a grand showing.”
Some of the athletes scheduled to compete include five-time Mr. Guyana (Men’s Physique) Emmerson Campbell, who is also a four-time medalist at CAC; reigning Mr. Guyana Darious Ramsammy; CAC silver medalists Nicholas Albert, Roger Callender, Christina Ramsammy and Asanti Conway, along with CAC gold medalist Julio Sinclair.
According to Bess, new IFBB Elite Pro, Rosanna Fung, who earned three gold medals and her Pro Card in Barbados, is set to be the guest poser at ‘Seniors.’