Corina Dettke eying SIBBF 2019 championship
BY TAROMANE MARTIN
SOLOMON Islands first ever-female body builder and Miss Solomon, 24 years old Corina Dettke says she is ready to represent the country.
Solomon Islands will join other Pacific Island countries in Suva, Fiji next month to compete at the 24th South Pacific Body Building Championship.
Ms Dettke was crowned the first ever Miss Solomon last Saturday during the 10th Solomon Islands Body Building Federation (SIBBF) national championship at the Multipurpose Hall.
The Miss Solomon 2018 said it was a privilege and dream come true to be crowned the first Miss Solomon.
However she knows it will be much tougher at next month’s championship in Suva saying the next three weeks will be challenging as she tries to transform from a natural body building athlete to a figure body builder.
“As the first female body builder in the history of Solomon Islands I would like to thank SIBBF 2018 for giving me this opportunity,” Miss Dettke said.
“It has been a privilege and dream to hold this tile and represent Solomon Islands for the South Pacific Body Building Championship to be held next month in Fiji.
“I’ve worked extremely hard for the past 6 months as an athlete to be where I am.
“The competition in Fiji will definitely be tough, as I will be competing with young girls and women that have been training in the sport for years.
“This means I will have to step up my game, train hard, focus my diet, gain more strength and knowledge of a figure competitor in a matter of three weeks but I’m willing to take on the challenge.
“I will definitely be ready as a figure body builder competitor next year at SIBBF 2019,” the new Miss Solomon said.
Miss Dettke meanwhile thanked her personal trainer, nutritionist and coach Jessica Beckman for her time with her in training, the Sweat Box gym crew and her mum and dad for helping her achieve the title of Miss Solomon 2018.