Quake cancels CAC meet
THE POWERFUL 7.1 earthquake that rocked Central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, has forced the cancellation of the Central American And Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding And Fitness Championships.
Acting president of the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BABBFF), Dr Alfred Sparman, yesterday told the SATURDAY SUN that the 45th edition of the CAC Championships slated for Mexico City, from September 29 to October 2, had been cancelled in the wake of the more than 200 deaths this week.
“It is sad news. The athletes would have put in a lot of hard work over the past few months and this must be tough. We had planned to take 23 athletes and I know for sure they would have made plenty of sacrifices in order to take their physiques to the next level.
“I am sure the right decision was made and I always say in medicine, safety first. Even before this decision was made I have been back and forth with the CAC body and I was even trying to get in touch with our own Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean,” said Sparman, who will meet with the team today. (MK)
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