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Small muscle team for CAC

MIKE KING, mikeking@nationnews.com

Added 03 September 2019

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Lamarr Coward will spearhead the bodybuilding challenge at CAC next month. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

ACKNOWLEDGING that team glory was no longer a priority, the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BABBFF) is sending one of its smallest teams to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships.

Yesterday, BABBFF president Dr Alfred Sparman announced an eight-member team for this year’s regional competition in Santo Domingo on October 12 and 13.

The Barbados challenge will be spearheaded by Tyrell Forde and Nicholas Smith (men’s physique),  and Andrea Cumberbatch (bikini fitness), all of whom won their divisions in Mexico last year.

At last month’s National Championships, Forde, 27, a former CARIFTA Games double silver medallist in the hurdles, captured Mr Barbados in a thrilling showdown with comeback kid Ryan Haynes, who has also been included in the team.

Fans will also be hoping that Smith rediscovers the form he exhibited in Mexico. Much will also be expected from kickboxer Kirk Bovell, who was in his best shape at the nationals, placing an impressive second behind Smith.

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