McEwan puts body on line for Aus­tralia

Pilbara News - - Sport - Court­ney Fowler

Kar­ratha body builder Letty McEwan will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the Nat­u­ral Olympia in Las Ve­gas af­ter her fifth-place fin­ish at the In­ter­na­tional Nat­u­ral Body Build­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships this month.

McEwan was the only WA rep­re­sen­ta­tive to re­ceive a podium fin­ish in the bikini cat­e­gory.

Her jour­ney to the Nat­u­ral Olympia only be­gan three months ago, af­ter McEwan over­came chronic ill­ness to place sec­ond in the INBA North West ti­tles and third at the WA State ti­tles.

Af­ter mov­ing to Aus­tralia less than two years ago, McEwan said she was grate­ful and proud to rep­re­sent her new coun­try over­seas.

“It was al­ready a vic­tory for me to be able to train so hard from the gym, so go­ing so far in the com­pe­ti­tion was just an in­cred­i­ble re­ward,” she said.

“I was al­ready a win­ner even be­fore to go on stage be­cause ev­ery day I’m prov­ing to my­self that my body is mine and that with com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion I can live a nor­mal life.

“I just want to make my fam­ily and friends proud.”

McEwan said she was train­ing five times a week in prepa­ra­tion for the Nat­u­ral Olympia com­pe­ti­tion.

“I have been work­ing on my pos­ing very hard with my coach as it was my weak­ness dur­ing the State ti­tles a few weeks ago,” she said.

“Be­ing a bikini com­peti­tor we have to present on stage the shape the judges are look­ing for of course, but a big part of the no­ta­tion is about the at­ti­tude and con­fi­dence on stage.”

McEwan said she was look­ing for spon­sor­ship to cover her travel and com­pe­ti­tion ex­penses to the US. She will com­pete in the Nat­u­ral Olympia in Las Ve­gas, Novem­ber 12-15.

Kar­ratha res­i­dent Letty McEwan.

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