Fittest tal­ent set for WSU clas­sic

Daily Dispatch - - Sport - MFUNDO PILISO mfun­dop@dis­patch.co.za

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.”

For more in­for­ma­tion you can contact Zolisa Krawe on 060 951 6678 / 083 298 3040 or email: epochbs319@gmail.com

Pic­ture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

MUS­CLES: Michael Ado­nis will be at the IFBB Buf­falo City Body­build­ing Cham­pi­onships at the Guild Theatre on Satur­day.

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