Doughlin, Hoyte to lead CAC team
FRESH from her bronze medal-winning performance at the Amateur Olympia in Las Vegas last week, Shakira Doughlin will lead Barbados’ challenge along with the exciting Hadley Hoyte at the upcoming Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.
A 27-member team, comprising 12 women and 15 men, was selected at a meeting on August 16 for the Barbados try to reclaim the overall title after finishing third last year behind the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Doughlin, the national queen, will be joined by five other girls, who will be contesting the women’s bikini fitness category at the September 28 to October 1 championships in Mexico City.
They are Janelle Murray, Trudi Bovell, Karen Perch, Dionne Clarke and Vanessa Jones.
Fior and senior Mr Barbados titles at the Nationals, headlines the six bodybuilders, which includes former Mr Barbados and middleweight Ramon Broomes.
Lavine and Lamarr Coward will compete in the juniors as well as the welterweight and super middleweight divisions respectively.
The others are Andre Clarke (lightweight), David Small (light middleweight) and Kirk Alleyne (light heavyweight).
Roderick Lashley is the lone selectee for Classic bodybuilding, while Jamil Jones and Jermaine Bradshaw were chosen for the men’s muscular physique category.
BABBFF first vice-presidentDr Alfred Sparman will manage the team with Anthony Carter as his assistant.
Roger Boyce is the head coach and his assistant is Gareth Norris. (EZS)