Fittest talent set for WSU classic
More than one hundred athletes have already confirmed their attendance of the Southern Africa Body Building Classic & Marathon Aerobics set to be staged at the Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha next week Saturday.
The event is organised by K M Sports Promotions and Events Company in partnership with the Provincial Department of Sport, O R Tambo District Municipality, and WSU to celebrate O R Tambo Month. It will have a two segment programme which includes the marathon aerobics, where athletes are expected to register at 7am, with the commencement time scheduled for 10am to 2pm at Walter Sisulu University (Unitra) Great Hall.
At 5pm the bodybuilding event will start at the university’s auditorium.
“The momentum is increasing daily. The good thing with regard to the event is that a week before the event pre-entries have exceeded one hundred.
“That’s the athletes that have confirmed their participation.
“And in terms of making sure that this event brings more excitement, the majority of top athletes in the country will be gracing the event,” said K M Sports founder Kaya Majeke.
He said well-known Port Elizabeth bodybuilder, Gareth Scheepers, and defending champion and 2016 IFBB South African Champ, Michael Adonis have also confirmed they were participating.
“Some athletes are coming in from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Scheepers and Micheal Adonis have confirmed they were competing.
“Adonis was a former Mr South Africa in 2015, and last year he won this event, and he said he was looking to defend his title.
“And we’ve got athletes from as far as Mozambique who’ll be coming down, and there’s a huge buzz in Mthatha now.
“Because some athletes who were not familiar with the area even thought O R Tambo is the international airport in Johannesburg.”
He said they would also use the event to remember the hundred year centenary of Albertina Sisulu.
“As we celebrate such a name, we are happy to see that our local businesses are benefiting from this event. Because hotels and B n Bs in the business district are getting bookings for next weekend.
“And that including retailers – they’ll make profits because this sport forces athletes to buy healthy foods and water.
“And it’s a good that we are able to produce and recognise new talent in this event, athletes who are coming from rural areas as well.”
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