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Andre the giant slayer

MIKE KING, [email protected]

Andre the giant slayer

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AT THE START of the Mr Bridgetown men’s physique contest, hardly anyone knew the 5-foot 5-inch Andre Clarke of First Fitness Gym.

By the end, he had become Andre the Giant, after a spectacular debut triumph at the annual Mr Bridgetown Championships on Saturday night at Combermere School.

Dynamite in a small package, Clarke took the top spot in the ten-man field, winning an absorbing showdown with pre-contest favourite Shone Springer of the Krackan Gym.

This had to be very close. Springer, with his bodybuilding background, was cut like a diamond. His rock-hard abdominals and intercostals caught the eye and made him the first choice pick for fans and some media personnel. (MK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.