Laura Creavalle has never represented Guyana and does not compete as a Guyanese
In response to article published in the Sunday’s Sports captioned “Guyana’s Most Decorated and Successful Bodybuilder”.
First observation the picture accompanying that article is of Yaxeni Oriquen a professional female bodybuilding champion from Venezuela and not Laura Creavalle.
Not taking away from Ms. Creavalle who is indeed a highly decorated and successful professional bodybuilder. But I would like to inform all that Ms. Creavalle was indeed born in Guyana in the year 1959 but that is all, she has never served Guyana in any way, she has never represented Guyana and does NOT compete as a Guyanese.
Interesting enough Bodybuilding a sport that has always been on a down low and a struggle in our dear land of Guyana has never been encouraged by this very successful bodybuilder, in the above photograph our Guyanese Champion signed “To American Bodybuilding, All the best”….how patriotic and ironic but I guess that missed the eye of the writer of that article who pulled all his information from the famous Wikipedia. SHAME!
Mr. Hugh Arlington Ross was born on June 26, 1959 in Berbice, Guyana. He now resides in Queens, New York. Prior to migrating to the USA, he served as an Officer in the Guyana Defence Force from 1980 to 1989. At the time of his resignation he held the rank of Captain.
During his tenure with the Force he served in the following capacities: Platoon Commander-Ground Forces Group; Instructor-Training Corps; Officer Commanding (OC) – Recruit Division-Training Corps; OC – Tacama Battle School-Training Corps; OC – 31 Airborne Company-Special Force Battalion; OC- School of Special Warfare-Special Forces Battalian; OC – Jungle Warfare Division- Special Forces Battalion and Adjutant-Training Corps.
Mr. Ross is also the Chairman of the Hugh Ross Classic a bi-annual Bodybuilding show held at the National Cultural Center. He is also the current Vice-President of the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (GABB&FF).
Now this is a proud Guyanese who has served his country well and has moved on but always competes as a Guyanese under the Guyana Flag.
Congratulation once again to Mr. Hugh Ross our New World Champion!