Muscle team shines at CAC
It was?a small bodybuilding and body fitness team, but high in quality and it sparkled at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in El Salvador.
The Barbados contingent earned four top four finishes, spearheaded by a regional queen now destined for the pro ranks.
Vickie Borman earned a pro card over the weekend in the tiny Central American country by conquering the body fitness field in the under-158 centimetre division.
In the overall for the body fitness via a tiebreaker, Tamara Riberio-Bailey of Trinidad and Tobago was the winner, but Borman will get the chance to stand in the pro ranks with two pro selections being made.
Riberio-Bailey won the under-63 centrimetre division from Barbadian Ramona Morgan.
President of the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding Federation (BABBF), Dr Andrew Forde, was delighted with the performance of the five-member team that returned home Monday night.
Impressive 20-year-old Ramon Broomes was a double winner.
He conquered the junior field once more and was the class of the light middleweight division.
Mr Barbados Stevenson Belle prevailed on his first overseas assignment, capturing the
three-man light heavyweight class, while Miss Barbados Julia Davis was fourth in the over 55-kg category.
“The team performed just as I expected it to,” Forde said.
“I was quietly confident that Vickie would have achieved a pro card on this trip. After narrowly losing in the overall last year, I was confident that with two pro cards being awarded this year, she would graduate onto the pro ranks.”
Forde was full of praise for Borman, who has made a swift and successful transition to figure competition after covering herself in glory on the bodybuilding stage.
“The T-walk is a new aspect of the competition where athletes entrants come out and walk essentially in a letter T and do posing at the ends and junction of the T. She did very well in that and was smooth and graceful.
“Her body was in great condition, even better than last year. She did her homework,” he said.
Forde hailed Broomes “as one with a bright future” and added that Belle once again impressed with his muscle detail.
In the overall, both Broomes and Belle had the only comparison with the heavyweight and super heavyweight. The super heavyweight who hails from Curacao won the overall title. Host country San Salvador, who fielded 18 athletes, took the team title.
Next year’s competition is slated for Puerto Rico.