‘Golden opportunity’ as Guyana gears to host prestigious CAC Bodybuilding Championship


The Central America and Caribbean (CAC) bodybuilding scene is buzzing with anticipation as Guyana prepares to host the 51st edition of the CAC Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship this October 17-20.

The official launch ceremony held on Friday at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) saw key figures gather, including CAC Bodybuilding Confederation President Tony Pena, Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) President Keavon Bess, and GOA President Godfrey Munroe.

This event marks a significant moment for Guyana, not only for hosting duties but also for its athletes.

Bess expressed his optimism, highlighting Guyana’s recent success in the sport. “Over the past five years, we have captured the most medals, victories, and pro-cards in Guyana’s history,” he stated, citing the 2022 and 2023 CAC teams as the nation’s most successful to date.

Guyana boasts a rich bodybuilding legacy, and hosting the CAC Championship serves as a chance to rekindle those memories, according to Bess. He emphasized the tremendous growth of Guyanese athletes over the past two decades.

The championship is expected to attract over 100 athletes and officials from 25 countries, making it a truly international spectacle.  Athletes will vie for the coveted IFBB Elite Pro card, a testament to the event’s prestige.

Director of Sport Steve Ninvalle commended the GBBFF for its initiative, acknowledging the challenges of hosting such a large-scale event.

He also highlighted President Irfaan Ali’s vision of Guyana becoming a sporting mecca, with events like the CAC Championship playing a crucial role.

The GOA pledged its support, and Guyana is poised to field its largest contingent ever, with an estimated 40 athletes ready to represent the nation.

Notable competitors include Nicholas Albert and Emmerson Campbell, but reigning Mr. Guyana Darius Ramsammy will miss out due to injury.

While government support is secured, Bess emphasized the need for increased corporate sponsorship to create a truly iconic event.

This presents an opportunity for businesses to gain significant visibility on a regional stage.

The 51st CAC Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship promises to be a landmark event for Guyana.

It will showcase the nation’s dedication to bodybuilding and provide a platform for its athletes to shine on the international stage.

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