Mun­ya­mana out of ‘Mr Iron­man’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara Gweru Cor­re­spon­dent

REIGN­ING Mr Bulawayo, Love­more Mun­ya­mana, is among the top hulks to miss this year’s re­branded Mr and Ms Zim­babwe Body­build­ing and Fit­ness Cham­pi­onships and Iron­man 2016 to be held at the Longcheng Plaza in Harare tonight. The event was known as Mr Iron­man Zim­babwe. Mun­ya­mana who bagged a fifth con­sec­u­tive Mr Bulawayo ti­tle last week has cited ill health for his fail­ure to par­tic­i­pate at this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Also miss­ing out is reign­ing Ms Zim­babwe and Ms Iron­man 2015 Regina Jonga and Bless­ing Nyapimbi who lost his wife yes­ter­day.

Kenny Mu­rug­weni, the pres­i­dent of Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Zim­babwe Body­build­ing and Fit­ness (NFZBBF) has since sent a con­do­lence mes­sage to Nyapimbi over the loss.

“On be­half of the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Zim­babwe Body­build­ing and Fit­ness na­tional ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil, coun­cil of elders, past pres­i­dents, provin­cial ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tees, ath­letes and the fit­ness in­dus­try at large, I would like to ex­tend my deep­est sym­pa­thies to Mr Bless­ing Nyapimpi (an ath­lete) and fam­ily for the loss of his wife. May her soul be at peace,” read part of the state­ment.

De­spite the ab­sence of the trio some of the big­gest names in body­build­ing have con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion with Gweru-based body­builder Isaac “Sugar” Chimuchenga look­ing for­ward to re­claim­ing the ti­tle which he lost to Cham­pion Chien­der­amwano last year in Kadoma.

Chien­der­amwano would not be com­pet­ing after re­tir­ing from the sport early this year.

Sea­soned cam­paign­ers; Vin­cent Kandiero, Brighton Mazikana , Ray­mond Mu­tandiri and Ed­die Maron­dera are ex­pected to pose stiff com­pe­ti­tion to Bless­ing Sa­maringa who was the run­ner up last year in the main cat­e­gory.

NFZBBF spokesper­son Quiet Shin­gai said the tour­na­ment will be used as a qual­i­fier for the Arnold Clas­sic and there­fore judg­ing will be based on cri­te­ria set by the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Body­Build­ing.

Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter, Makhosini Hlong­wane is ex­pected to grace the event.

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