Tri-nation musclemen, women set for epic showdown

Two armies of bodybuilders from Suriname and Brazil will invade the National Cultural Centre tonight to do battle with the crème de le crème of Guyana’s musclemen and women when Flex Night International stages its inaugural tri-nation event.

An array of chiseled physiques made up of rippling abdominals, well- defined quadriceps and sculpted arms and legs will be on display as the competitors will try to out-pose and out-flex each other in the various categories.

The event which is dubbed ‘Raising the Bar’ will see the competitors vying for supremacy in the Mr. Flex Night, Miss Flex Night, Miss Bikini and Miss Best Legs categories.

Alisha Fortune
Sylvan Gardner
Gisa Ter Haar

In the Mr. Flex Night category, Guyana will be spearheaded by four-time CAC gold medalist, Sylvan Gardner; 2011 Natural Mr. America and former national sprinter, Rawle Greene; Bronze medallist at this year’s Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding Championships and reigning overall and welterweight champion of this year’s Hugh Ross Classic (HRC), Kerwin Clarke, as well as current CAC gold medalist, Devon Davis.

Three-time HRC winner, Alicia Fortune, this year’s HRC Female Figure winner, Nadina Taharally and newcomers Stacy Small, Chelan Yhap, Shawnell Warner and Marissa Lowden will make up Guyana’s female contingent.

Suriname’s President of the Suriname Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation, Mukesh Kanhai, in a statement said that his country will be sending a strong team to cart off the individual and the Best Country trophy.

Suriname’s bodybuilding team comprises the following: Mr. Suriname 2012, Koese Soepe (under 154 pound class); Jurgen Tjoekoemba (155-165 pounds class); Melvin Tolud (166-176 pounds class); Wendel Selmo Pawiro (over 176 pounds class). Soepe placed seventh in Madrid in the 2012 Arnold Classic out of a field of over 150 international bodybuilders.
Meanwhile, former Dutch Fitness champion, Gisa Ter Haar, will be guest posing.
Tickets cost $800, $1000 and $1500.

More in Sports

The Guyana players are ecstatic at becoming overall champs for a 12th successive time.

Guyana crowned overall junior squash champions for 12th time

Despite failing to win the girls team title Guyana yesterday retained the overall team title at the annual junior Maples Caribbean squash championships for an incredible and unprecedented 12th successive year.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite defends a delivery during his top score of 74 on the third day of the opening Test against India yesterday. (Photo courtesy WICB)

Dowrich shines but Windies battling to avoid defeat

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich struck his second half-century in only his third Test but West Indies were staring at a possible innings defeat after being forced to follow-on by India, on the second day of the opening Test here yesterday.

default placeholder

Contrsating wins for Bounty GCC, Hikers and GCC Vintage

Bounty Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Hikers and GCC Vintage secured contrasting wins when the Lucozade Indoor Hockey Championship continued on Friday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.

default placeholder

Riddim Squad, Camptown win by walkovers

Riddim Squad and Camptown secured walkover wins when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer League continued yesterday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground in Bourda.

default placeholder

Wolf’s Warriors Masters stop Floodlights

Wolf Warriors Masters secured an upset win over Floodlights Softball Cricket team last Sunday when the Wolf’s Warriors Challenge Cup softball tournament continued at various venues.

23 July 2016; Zouks captain Daren Sammy (C) celebrates the wicket of Ahmed Shahzad (out of shot) as Andre Fletcher (R) completes the catch and Kyle Hope (L) looks on during Match 22 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League St Lucia Zouks v Barbados Tridents at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Photo by Ashley Allen/Sportsfile

Sammy stars again as Zouks sink Tridents

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucia Zouks closed in on the top four when they cruised to their second straight home win with an easy seven-wicket verdict over Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League here yesterday.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.



Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: