By Franklin Wilson
The new Queen of the Kares Guyana Fitness Challenge, 20 year-old Delice Adonis, representing Crossfit 592 has credited her rise to the number one spot in this form of sports to an intense training schedule.
The University of Guyana first year Communications student shared her thoughts with the media after dethroning 2017 winner Semonica Duke on a tie breaker (best out of five events) after both athletes had ended with 480 points, winning two events each whilst placing 2nd twice along with one 3rd place in the other three events.
Adonis, who was last year’s runner-up (debut year), powered away to the top in the final event (#5) informed that this year was all about pushing herself a lot harder in every event, giving it her all, noting that wherever the cards fall, they fall.
She admitted that living the life of fitness at such a young age is an addiction: “I got introduced to it young and it’s kind of an addiction. I just love working out and living a healthy lifestyle just comes with that, they complement one another.”
It was revealed by the new Queen that training with ropes is something she does regularly when quizzed on her excellent work in the second segment of the final event, the Rope Climb which she totally mastered.
As a matter of fact, Duke had completed the 750m Row before Adonis but it was the Rope Climbing which saw the winner pulling away from last year’s champion. The margin of victory was increased further in the Sled Push.
”It was just about pacing myself and knowing that it is something I can do and just focus on that; instead of just getting worked up about everybody else, I just focused on what I had to do.”
Adonis further revealed that she has no plans of quitting the sport as long as she is healthy and any injuries that would forbid her from getting better. The confident champion also had some words of encouragement for her young peers when it comes to fitness.
”Get here before it’s too late, you don’t have to do it at a competitive level but everybody needs to be healthy. It’s better to be healthy when you are young than to be rushing to do good things for your body when you are older.”
Competing at the Caribbean level is also on Adonis’ radar: “That’s my intention, hopefully everything goes well, my training goes well and we’ll see.”
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