GBBFF seeking in-person audience for Seniors Bodybuilding Championships

The Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) has collaborated with its partners to bring to the hardworking athletes, the bodybuilding and fitness fraternity, and the entire Guyana its first Seniors Bodybuilding Championships for 2021 – set for December 19, 2021.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, posing with the winners of the Resilience Bodybuilding Competition: Julio Sinclair, Rosanna Fung, Darious Ramsammy and Ronaldo Caldeira

The GBBFF has written to the COVID-19 Task Force for permission to have an in-person audience for the competition, and it has been suggested that the GBBFF should implement the same guidelines and protocols that were used for the hosting of the Sports Conference, along with making it compulsory that, upon entry, attendees present their vaccination cards to substantiate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Darious Ramsammy

Permission has already been granted for use of the National Cultural Centre for the competition being spoken about, and on competition day, all athletes, backstage personnel, and executives of the GBBFF are expected to abide by all COVID-19 protocols as gazetted by the Ministry of Health. On-stage athletes would be required to stand 6 feet apart from each other, while backstage athletes would be required to wear their masks and maintain the mandatory physical distancing. Judges would be seated 6 feet from each other, and would be required to wear their masks.

Julio Sinclair

On the night of the competition, there would be about 30 athletes competing in the 3 different segments of competition. These are:
1. Bodybuilding;
2. Bikini; and
3. Men’s Physique
An official list of athletes would be presented on 16th December, 2021.

Rosanna Fung

A preliminary list of those athletes reads as follows: Darious Ramsammy, Christina Ramsammy, Rosanna Fung, Nicolas Albert, Emmerson Campbell, Yannick Grimes, Colin Chesney, Marlon Bennet, Lyndon Kennedy, Brian Singh, Odel Crum-Ewing, Ashanti Conway, Gale Karim, Jonathan Jeffery, Julio Sinclair, Ronaldo Caldera and Joel Caldera.
This competition, the first Seniors Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships to be held since 2019, has so far attracted financial support of the National Sports Commission, Fitness Express, and several other business entities and individuals.