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Another bodybuilding title for Radua

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 13, 2013

VONIRITI Radua remains Fiji's number one after winning the overall division of the bodybuilding event held at the Fiji Arts Club in Suva on Saturday.

The Suva bodybuilder won the over 90 kilogram category before clinching the overall title.

Radua, who holds the Mr Fiji title, faced tough competition from the upcoming bodybuilders Onisivoro Koroi and Lenaitasi Biliwaqa.

Koroi and Biliwaqa, both of Suva, finished second and third, respectively.

Nilesh Chand of Suva won the gold medal in under 65kg category beating Albert Veeran (Lautoka) and Param Sivam (Lautoka), who finished second and third, respectively.

In the under 70kg grade, Inoke Loaloa of Suva won gold medal while Sandeep Prasad (Lautoka) settled for silver while Ricky Singh (Lautoka) managed bronze medal.

In the under 75kg, Lautoka's Uate Pepe Buatava finished on top followed by Suva's Jale Colata and Anare Rabalevu.

Koroi won the under 80kg category, Jale Ratulailai (Suva) grabbed the under 85kg while Gordon Laisenia (Suva) scooped the under 90kg title.

In total, Suva won seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals followed by Lautoka with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Ra finished third with only a bronze medal.

Meanwhile eight judges qualified at this event in a judging workshop conducted by Jim and Maryann Pitt of the New Zealand Natural Bodybuilding Association.

They were Reg Sanday (Suva), Tumeli Navutovuto (Suva), John Lee (Suva), Shelvin Chandra (Lautoka), Nilan Vagh (Lautoka), Tui Valentine (Nadi), Grace Valentine (Nadi), Neli Fullman (Nadi).