Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
PREPARATIONS for the 2019 Zimbabwe National Bodybuilding contest have moved a gear up with several top athletes confirming their availability.
The country’s premier bodybuilding contest is set for September 28 at 7Arts Theatre in the capital. Defending champion, Ndumiso Dlodlo, is expected to defend his title.
But he will have to beat the challenge from Nunurai Masosonere who has been doing well. Masosonere won the Givemore Marume Classic and the Manicaland Classic but lost the Mr ZITF to Dlodlo. In the women categories, Shantel Greenland, is expected to continue with her dominance but will have to beat the challenge from Lynette Tom.
Provinces that will be represented include Bulawayo (20 athletes), Mashonaland East (five athletes), Mashonaland West (10 athletes), Mashonaland Central (five athletes), Matabeleland North (five athletes), Midlands (15 athletes), Manicaland (15 athletes), Masvingo (five athletes), Matabeleland South (five athletes) and Harare (75 athletes).
“We are now ready to host the Zimbabwe nationals and this year it is going to be big and better as we have good sponsorship,’’ said Shina. “There will be three overall titles for senior men bodybuilding overall, men’s Physique overall and the most Outstanding Female athlete. We are happy that we have partnered The Sunday mail as the main sponsor Bold Ads, ZNTV, Guard Alert, Senchem, Crystal Candy, Mokuba Infratech Pvt Ltd and Gidza Loans,” said Shangai.
Senior men bodybuilding up to and including 70kgs
Senior men bodybuilding up to and including 80kgs
Senior men bodybuilding up to and including 90kgs
Senior men bodybuilding over 90kgs
Masters men bodybuilding over 40 years
Classic bodybuilding open
Senior men bodybuilding up to and including 23 years
Wheelchair men bodybuilding open
Men’s physique up to and including 176cm
Men’s physique over 176cm
Men’s Fitness Open
Men’s Fitness Model Open
Junior Men’s Physique up to and including 23 years
Junior Women Bikini Fitness up to and including 23 years
Women Bikini Fitness Open
Masters Bikini Fitness over 35 years
Women Beach Bikini Open
Women Body Fitness Open
Women Physique Open
Women Wellness Fitness