THE overall winners of the Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation Championship (SINBBF) held in Honiara over the weekend are Barnabas Waqa and Junior Billy Oge.
Waqa took the Mr Solomon Islands Bodybuilding title and Junior Oge the Mr Solomon Islands Physique title.
More than 50 bodybuilders from Honiara and Auki, Malaita Province participated in the championship which was held at the SI National Institute of Sport (SINIS) High Performance facility.
Guest of the honour at Saturday’s event was Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga.
SINBBF president Paul Fanasia Junior said the championship was part of SINBBF’s preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.
The president said winners will be reviewed through to the final selection event next year before the country hosts the regional games.
He said last weekend’s championship was the largest domestic event the federation held since its formal registration in 2021.
“Compared to past competitions, this was the biggest event we ever hosted since 2017,” Mr Fanasia Jnr revealed as he acknowledged sponsors and the turnout of supporters, families and friends of the athletes and the federation.
He said this championship is also a step to encourage sports culture for a healthy society.
The event started on Friday with the official weigh-in of bodybuilders and on Saturday the actual incessant activities.
Results as follows;
Junior Category – Alpheus Fiuramoa
60kg– Patrick Ramo
65kg– Junior Amos Sui
70kg– Joe Kisa & Jeffery Hou
75kg– John Ben
80kg– Barnabas Waqa
85kg– Willie Siata
90kg– Allen Mai
95kg– Rex Billy
100+kg– Jimmy Joe
Physics Final Results:
U-170cm– Mustafa Rade
U-180cm– Junior Billy Oge
Mr Solomon Islands Body Building – Barnabas Waqa.
Mr Solomon Islands Physique – Junior Billy Oge