Nigel Maphosa wins Mr Zimbabwe

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
NIGEL “Spartan” Maphosa was crowned the 2019 Mr Zimbabwe at the 7Arts Theatre in Harare on Saturday night.

The Gweru-based hulk defied the odds to beat several athletes in the Zimpapers-sponsored event.

Speaking after the win Maphosa, who also bagged the men’s middleweight title, said he was thrilled to come out tops.

“Getting here was difficult and I thank the judges,’’ he said.

“I have worked hard to reach this far and I am now looking forward to taking part in some international contests in South Africa. I thank my team for supporting me all the way and I am happy to have managed to keep the Midlands Province in the limelight.

“Growing up, we were encouraged by some body-builders like Isaac “Sugar” Chimuchenga and today we are emulating them by winning titles.

In the women’s category, Kirsty Baxter, was the toast of the day as she won the masters bikini fitness contest.

Kylie McDonald beat Colleen Wall into second place in the Women Body Fitness while Charity Juma won the women physique.

The senior men’s body-building light-heavyweight division was very competitive.

Edward Mutero won, Ndumiso Dlodlo was second and Mathew Humphreys finished third.


Junior Women Bikini Fitness

Demmi Ferreira, Morejoy Manjepa.

Masters Bikini Fitness

Kirsty Baxter

Men’s physique up to, and including 176cm

Genius Gweru, Prichard Hoko, Luke Gumbi

Men’s Fitness

Chamunorwa Marange, Givemore Kamuronjo, Masimba Nyamajiwa, Donald Munashe

Middleweight men body-building

Nigel Maphosa, Lovemore Munyamana, Eliah Samaringa

Lightweight men body-building

Francis Tatanca Chideme, Knowledge Mudzingwa, Talent Bonde, Delvin Page, Solomon Shlokwe, Wesley Sanders

Junior men body-building

Gerald Gorden, Ryan Woodend, Zibusiso N. Khumalo, Paradzai Kureva, David Weir. Ngonidzashe Gwama, Thompson Jagada

Women Physique

Charity Juma

Women Body fitness

Kylie McDonald, Colleen Wall

Women Wellness fitness

Diana Georgina Machakaire

Senior men body-building

light heavyweight division

Edward Mutero, Ndumiso Dlodlo, Mathew Humphreys, Gideon Teguru, Alister Dimba, Enock Mugariwa

Classic body-building

Justice Fungai Chikava

Men Fitness Model

Njabulo Mateyu, Robin Mozhenty, Tafadzwa Mikiya, Francois Joey T. Nyashanu, Devison T. Luzane, Courage kadawe

Wheelchair men body-building

Marko Mwale, Lewis Hlahla, Lesley Payne Gondo, Tendai Muzavazi, Pearson Tazvivinga, Mugoni Nomphepe Chikove

Masters Men Body-building

Chrispen Tivaone, Partson Chatedzuka, Suwali Masiye, Domingo Lunga

Men’s physique overall

Tinotenda Ryan Gumbo

Senior men body-building

heavyweight division

Mark Anthony Valisatos, Irvine Dekeya, Simbarashe Nyamukondiwa, Kulekhani Ndlovu

Most outstanding female athlete

Sharaine Charlaine Rama

Senior men body-building overall winner

Nigel Maphosa

Men’s physique over 176 cm

Tinotenda Ryan Gumbo, CC Banks, Lancelot Ndlovu

Source :

The Herald

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