4 Zambo bodybuilders bring home the bacon PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 May 2011 13:08

Four of the six bodybuilders from Zamboanga City who represented the country in the 2011 5th Asia Pacific International Bodybuilding and Figure Championship held in Boracay Beach, bagged titles.

SPO4 Lito Mabalot, team coach said that Ricky Francisco won 4th place in the Novice Category, Roger Atilano, 4th place in the Master Category, Jonard Pielago, 5th place in the Medium Category and Ramsey Hamja, 5th place in the Short Category.

The Philippine team competed with six foreign countries in Boracay Beach last April 28 to May 1.
Mabalot said that from the nine other countries who were supposed to join the competition, only six showed up. They were Malaysia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, U.S.A. and U.A.E.

He said that the Philippine team exerted efforts to compete with the other foreign countries and emerged with positive results.

Mabalot added that the local bodybuilders underwent long preparation including discipline in their diet before the competition.

Mabalot and Kit Mortera, head of delegation, are responsible for giving all-out support to the local body builders as they guided them to attain success in bodybuilding sport.

At present, Mabalot said that there are a lot of young Zamboangueños who are undergoing trainings in the different gyms in the city and many of them have potentials to become champion.

Bodybuilding is not just a simple endeavor, but also requires discipline, said Mabalot. — Dan Toribio Jr.