Guyana’s four-member team finished with two gold medals and a bronze at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships which concluded last night in Mexico.
Compliments of bodybuilder, Selvon Bruce Whatley (Masters and middleweight gold medalist) and Emmerson Campbell (Men’s Physique), Team Guyana was able to earn hardware at the 45th edition of the championships held in Mexico City.
The nation’s other representatives, Caerus Cipriani (Men’s Physique) and Alisha Fortune (Body Fitness) were not as fortunate.
Cipriani fell just short of the podium, finishing fourth in his class (under 182cm) of six while Fortune was unable to make it in the final six after pre judging.
After the weekend’s outing, Whatley’s medal count swelled to four for the last two CAC events. In 2016 he won a gold and a silver in the Dominican Republic.
The annual fixture was cancelled last year following the hurricanes that ravaged parts of the Caribbean and the earthquakes in Mexico.
It was the second CAC medal for Campbell, a three-time and reigning national physique champion. At his last outing, he captured a silver medal in his class. Now missing from the set is a gold.
Campbell thanked Fitness Express, the National Sports Commission/ Ministry of Social Cohesion, Bounty Farm Ltd, the local bodybuilding federation and others for making his sojourn a success.
Grenadian, Damion Daniel received his IFBB Elite Pro Card after winning the bodybuilding overall title.
The 46th edition of the event is scheduled for Puerto Rico next year.