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Belgrave 11th at Chicago Pro


Mike King

Belgrave 11th at Chicago Pro

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Lyndon?Belgrave failed to crack the top six of the Wings Of Strength Chicago Pro bodybuilding event held in Ilinois, over the weekend.
The three-time Mr Barbados and former Mr Caribbean champion captured 11th place in the 212 pounds and under division.
It was his first outing of the 2014 season and his first appearance on stage since taking 14th place last year in the 212 division at the Toronto Pro.
Belgrave, 44, who has been competing in the pro ranks since 2005, is hoping to qualify for the 212 class of the Olympia slated for September in Las Vegas.
The event which attracted 19 competitors, was won by 5 ft, 5 in. African American Charles Dixon, who impressed all and sundry with his wide shoulders, ripped abs and huge arms. This was his first pro win. Earlier this season, Dixon took sixth place at the Arnold Classic in the 212 division.
apan’s first pro bodybuilder, Hidetada Yamagishi, a former top ten finisher in the open division of Mr Olympia, landed second spot.
In the open division of the Chicago Pro, pre-contest favourite Roelly Winklaar won but did not blow away his opponents in the Windy City. He had a tough challenge from JoJo Ntiforo, who showed the potential he promised when he won the 2002 NPC Nationals division.
Winklaar was a tad down from the physique he brought to take seventh at last year’s Olympia. In the front double biceps, JoJo displayed more roundness, balance and detail, particularly in the torso, abs and quads.
From the back, and in the most muscular shot, Winklaar showed his class and clearly overwhelmed his rival in hamstrings and glutes. It was an impressive climb up the ladder from the 5 ft, 10 in JoJo, who finished down the field last year. JoJo, 40, whose father Gustav Ntiforo represented Ghana in track and field at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, pounded the stage with 240 pounds of muscle.

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