The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
TWO weeks after they conquered at the Designer Physique held in Gaborone, Botswana, Body Works Gym bodybuilders are now gearing up for the Muscle and Fitness Open Classic to be held in Gweru on Saturday.
Lovemore Munyamana, Kylie MacDonald, Prechard Hoko, Delvin Page and Zibusiso Khumalo are the Body Works Gym athlete who excelled in Botswana now preparing for the Gweru show.
In Botswana, Munyamana was the overall men’s champion with Page second. Hoko took second spot in the men’s physique, MacDonald won the women’s bikini fitness while Khumalo took home the junior men Under-23.
For the Gweru show, the five will be joined by Wesley Sanders who last competed at the ZITF PPC Body Bodybuilding and Fitness Open where he took part in the men’s physique.
Muscle and Fitness Open Classic started way back in 2005 with the show held successfully until 2010, with the event making a return this year. Alice Hunyenyiwa, Muscle and Fitness Gym manager said they have brought back the bodybuilding in response to a request from the Gweru community. In terms of prizes, she indicated that they are in foreign currency but could not disclose how much the winners will get.
“We are looking forward to a high attendance, the people of Gweru have been asking us to do this show, that’s why we decided to do it for them. Our prizes are really good, they are definitely in foreign currency,’’ Hunyenyiwa said.
Categories in which the bodybuilders will compete in are the men junior men Unde-21, seniors lightweight below 70 kilogrammes, middleweight 70 to 80kg and light heavyweight 80 to 90kg. For the women, there is just the female bikini fitness.