Fiji Time: 2:29 AM on Thursday 30 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

New Fiji champion

Arin Kumar
Sunday, April 06, 2014

MR Fiji Lenatasi Biliwaqa was crowned the new champion in the Buksh Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Suva yesterday.

The policeman won the under-80KG category and also took out the overall title held by Mr Suva Inoke Ligairi.

Sefanaia Cakautini was second overall while veteran bodybuilder and former national champion Voniriti Radua was third.

More than 20 builders gathered at the YMCA Gym in Suva for the first competition of the year and Bodybuilding Fiji president John Lee said they were impressed by what they saw.

"We saw a lot of new faces competing and this is a good sign for the future of the sport," he said.

"Judging by what the new ones showed us, they gained a lot of experience and confidence from this competition.

"They said they would improve by the next competition and we judges will get to see something different from the newcomers at the next competition."

He said the standard of competition had also been raised because of the increase in competitors.

"We saw very tight competition between the experienced competitors.

"The reigning champions will find it very hard to defend their titles this season."

Results:

Under 75KG: 1st-Julius Small, 2nd-Inoke Verebasaga, 3rd-Manueli Sucuvou

Under 80KG: 1st-Lenatasi Biliwaqa, 2nd-Jekesoni Yanuyanudua, 3rd-Voate Pepe

Under 90KG: 1st-Jone Waqabitu, 2nd-Meli Rakileka

Over 90KG: 1st-Sefanaia Cakautini, 2nd-Qali Ritova, 3rd-William Robert

Masters (over 40yrs): 1st-Voniriti Radua, 2nd-Jale Colata, 3rd-Petero Lolohea

…ends…








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Home on a mission
  2. Monster fish halts traffic
  3. Nowhere to turn to
  4. Big dough for Radradra
  5. Parliament instability
  6. Kane feels at home after Fijian reception
  7. Rabuka has first meeting with executives
  8. Crusaders arrive for Super Rugby match
  9. 'Fiji's vaccine coverage higher than most countries'
  10. Fight against cyber crime

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  10. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)