Bound for San Diego

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

Fol­low­ing hard on the heels of a New Zealand ti­tle win Queen­stown body builder Cass Chow has won a spot in the New Zealand team com­pet­ing at the in­ter­na­tional Nat­u­ral Olympia com­pe­ti­tion in San Diego in Novem­ber. Chow per­formed be­fore a home crowd for the first time at the in­au­gu­ral South­ern Lakes Nat­u­ral Clas­sic body build­ing and won the Open Fig­ure Short class be­fore com­pet­ing against four other class win­ners and claim­ing the over­all ti­tle. ‘‘It was a small com­pe­ti­tion but I’m still thrilled be­cause in terms of the over­all lineup it was a pretty strong lineup,’’ she said. The Alpine Health and Fit­ness trainer said she was look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in San Diego. ‘‘For me it’s just the ex­pe­ri­ence of com­pet­ing against in­ter­na­tional com­peti­tors and the op­por­tu­nity to push my­self and my train­ing a lit­tle bit fur­ther.’’ She is also hop­ing to qual­ify for the Na­tional Am­a­teur Body­builders As­so­ci­a­tion (NABBA) Universe Cham­pi­onships in Ger­many next year. Other lo­cal com­peti­tors Ir­shad Ali and Liz O’Sul­li­van took part on the weekend.


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