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EC bodybuilding meet a success

EC bodybuilding meet a success


Even though some teams did not turn up owing to flight problems and the effects of Hurricane Emily, President of the local Amateur Body Building Powerlifting and Fitness Federation Korean Williams is pleased with the staging of the tenth Eastern Caribbean Body, Fitness and Bodybuilding championship. {{more}}

Attention swings to the next competition slated for Anguilla next year. But before that Vincentian as well as other Bodybuilders will tone up for the

Central America and Caribbean games scheduled for Aruba September 27 to October 2.

Five countries appeared for the showdown with Trinidad and Tobago dominating the contest. They won the team event, and their citizens Christopher White who won the men’s heavyweight category, and Shermaine St. Bernard who took the Women’s Bodybuilding open, powered their way to the Overall Male and Female Bodybuilding titles.

White outclassed Vincentian Garwin Phillips second in that Division, Barbadian Adrian Babb third, and Antiguans Dave Peters fourth and Ollyn Martin fifth in that category.

And when White appeared in the winner’s clash for the Overall championship, he beat his fellow country man Richard Noel from the Men’s Light Heavyweight section, Barbadian Otis Hannaway in the Middleweight segment, and Antiguan James Daley from the Lightweight category.

Noel outmassed Antigua/Barbuda’s Alfred Jarvis, Anguilla’s Jason Jackman and Vincentian Godfrey Thomas in their section.

Hannaway’s triumph came over Trinidad and Tobago’s Damian George, Barbadian Anderson Bispham third, Anguilla’s Desmond Paul, fourth, and Vincentian Yatongo Miller who took the fifth spot.

The Lightweight category was something of an age clash. Daley, a 59-year-old athlete, proved that age was just a number when he took that section, but it was a promising result for teenaged Barbadian Laron Gibson who placed second. Vincentian Curtis Kirby placed third, Anguillan Michael Connor placed fourth and Vincentian Kenneth Tittle had to settle for fifth position.

St. Bernard for her part disposed of Antigua’s Beverley Percival in the Women’s Bodybuilding Open, and Vincentian Stacy Patterson who placed third in that division.

Barbadian Carol King won the Women’s Body Fitness Over 164 centimetre section, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carla Pillai, in second and Anguilla’s Alphonsene Williams in third spot. Vincentians Mindy John fourth, and Diane Moore fifth also competed in that section.

Barbadian Sebollena Ifill beat Antigua and Barbuda’s Safiya Jardine into second spot in the Short Class, and Vincentian Shanda Jackson who placed third.