This year’s Mr. Guyana, Bruce Whatley will lead a five-member team selected to fly the country’s flag at the 45th Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding Championships in Mexico from September 28 to October 1.
The USA-based Whatley, who copped gold (masters) and silver (middleweight) at last year’s championships, will compete in the men’s bodybuilding middleweight division.
The other members of the team include last year’s CAC silver medalist, Emmerson Campbell in the stacked Men’s Physique (MP) division, Alisha Fortune (Ms. Body Fitness), Lance Gordon and Yannick Grimes.
Gordon and Grimes, who will also be competing in the MP division, will be making their debuts at the championships.
With exactly a month out for the Caribbean’s most prestigious fitness championship, the five gladiators have their heads down with a stream lined focus.
They are busy sharpening their award winning physiques with the aim of slicing through the tough competition.
Organizers have announced that the event, which showcases categories in bodybuilding, figure, bikini, fitness and physique, will be as grand as ever.
In excess of 400 athletes from 41 territories are expected to participate in the Championships in Mexico City.
Campbell and Fortune, who have won multiple national titles, failed to finish on the top podium spots last year in the Dominican Republic.
The two seasoned muscle athletes have scores to settle and are keen to dial in their physiques to bring back the bacon.
At last year’s edition, the five-member team bagged two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal. It was the biggest medal haul for Guyana in the history of the competition.
President of the local bodybuilding federation, Coel Marks expressed confidence in the composition of the team.
“We are really happy with the selections and I think we are going to make a big splash. Our prospects of medaling is just as the previous years. We are sending out the best team possible, so we are expecting medals to return with the athletes.”