TAILEVU native Vonoriti Radua successfully defended the Mr Fiji title during the National Bodybuilding Championship at the Fiji National University Nadi campus yesterday.
The 58-year-old once again proved that age was no barrier in the sport to scoop top honours.
Radua won a silver medal in the 100kg class during the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.
Nadi’s Hamen Anand walked away with four titles.
Anand, a fitness instructor and personal fitness trainer based at the Presidential Gymnasium at Hotel Kennedy in Nadi, won the Mr West title, Most Muscular title and was the runner-up to Radua.
He was also judged as the best poser.
Hamen, who made a comeback in the sport after a lapse of 11 years, said the win had inspired him to try and get back into the national side.
The Nadi back road resident said he competed in the Under-80kg class for the first time.
“It’s a good feeling to get back to winning ways,” Hamen said.
“I have been training daily. There was a lot of competition for all the titles. This is the beginning of a new era for me in the sport of bodybuilding.”
Onisi Voro won the Mr Suva title. Maryanne Moss was crowned Ms Fiji while Lemaitaki, of the YMCA Club, was named as the most promising bodybuilder.
Special guest Mohammed Buksh, who donated the trophies and medals for the winners, said he would love to return next year.
He said the sport had a bright future in the country.
A lot of spectators turned up to witness the event despite bodybuilding being a minor sport.