Body builders depart for Fiji

A display from the previous edition hosted in Honiara, Solomon Islands last year.
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MEMBERS of the country’s national body building team left for Fiji on Monday.

The 17-member team which comprise one female and 13 male athlete plus three officials will attend this week’s South Pacific Body Building Championship.

The 24th edition of the event will begin this Friday at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Fiji Bodybuilding Federation treasurer Ronal Rishay said this is the first time Fiji would be hosting the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship.

“This is the first time Fiji is hosting a championship such as this. Last year it was hosted by the Solomon Islands so this year, Fiji has opted to host this event,” said Rishay.

The championship will feature more than 50 bodybuilders from countries such as Fiji, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Solomon Is, Tonga and Papua New Guinea.

Rishay said all the logistics were in order and the Fiji Bodybuilding Federation was ready to host a prestigious event.