Hosts ready for body building battle

Local body builders get ready to compete in the Mr Fiji and Miss Fiji titles in Suva. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FILE

TEAM Fiji Bodybuilding is using the opportunity of hosting the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship as a development strategy for their newcomers.

Team captain Inoke Ligairi said the team had been preparing as a group for the past two weeks and had shown improvement.

“After a long time Fiji is able to host an event such as this and we will be using this opportunity to develop the sport,” said Ligairi.

The team of 15 body builders consist of first-timers to the international competition except Inoke Ligairi and Jekesoni Yanuyanudrua who have already competed on the international stage.

“We have so much potential in the team, it’s a new team but over the weeks we have improved.

“Being in camp was a good thing because we were able to help each other. The new boys are learning to adjust to the process and understanding the importance of nutrition and fitness,” said Ligairi.

Ligairi is urging Fijian supporters to come out in numbers in support of the boys.

“Come down to Grand Pacific Pacific Hotel and support us. There is so much body building has to offer and if you want to be inspired, make sure you come down,” said Ligairi.

The South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship will begin today at 5pm.

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