Senior Sports Reporter
PREPARATIONS for the inaugural Mr and Ms Chikanga bodybuilding contest are underway, thanks to initiatives by the Chikanga Amateur Bodybuilding Association.The Chikanga Amateur Bodybuilding Association, an affiliate of the provincial body – the Manicaland Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association – is set to hold its maiden competition on May 22.
It will be held at Chikanga Hall from 6pm.
In a statement, Chikanga Amateur Body Building Association chairman, Godfrey Kwangwari, confirmed that they had made reasonable progress in preparations for the event.
The Chikanga Amateur Bodybuilding Association, an affiliate of Manicaland Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association is organising Mr and Ms Chikanga contest which will take place at Chikanga Hall on May 21.
This event will be hosted in partnership with Chikanga Fitness Centre and we are expecting bodybuilders from all corners of the area to partake in the event.
The competitors will compete in seniors and juniors categories, bench press, deadlift and bodybuilding. We are hoping to kick start with a highly successful contest so that we set a good precedent from the onset, reads part of the Chikanga Amateur Bodybuilding Association chairman.
In an interview, Chikanga Amateur Bodybuilding Association secretary, Victor Chirochierwa, said the contest was an initiative meant to identify the best bodybuilders in the area so that they compete at provincial level before making it to national competitions.
This is an initiative meant to have the best from Chikanga so that they can go ahead to compete in the provincial finals.
We are expecting participants from Chikanga, from Phase One to Three, Westlea, Dreamhouse, Zimta and Benwin, said Chirochierwa.
The Mr and Ms Chikanga contest, if it comes to fruition on May 22, will be the first competition to be held at local level, below provincial competition level.
Dangamvura and Sakubva bodybuilding association, both affiliates of the provincial body, are also expected to follow suit and hold their local competitions before the provincial contest.