Aug 06, 2021 Sports
Kaieteur News – The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) during a press conference yesterday at Olympic House, Lilliendaal, announced that it will be funding airfare for seven of the 10-member team that will represent the nation at the 2021 Central American & Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships which will be held in San Salvador, El Salvador from August 12-16.
Attended by the local based athletes, travelling coach, Videsh Sookram, and President of the Guyana Amateur Body Building & Fitness Federation (GABBFF); Keavon Bess, it was revealed that veteran bodybuilder Rawle Green will also be part of the team.
The contingent which includes eight athletes and two officials are scheduled to depart on August 10 and 12 in two groups. The eight athletes are Kerwin Clarke, Emmerson Campbell, Yannick Grimes, Darius Ramsammy, Rawle Green, Nicholas Albert, Roger Callender and Rosanna Fung.
Bodybuilding will make its debut at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Chile and GOA’s Juman-Yassin hinted that that top performers from this CAC Championships could be part of Team Guyana for the 2023 Games.
GABBFF President, Bess, thanked the GOA for their support and revealed that while the competition at the CAC Championships is expected to be stiff, his team is mentally and physically prepared to make themselves, their supporters and sponsors proud.
Coach Sookram expressed confidence in the team. He shared that it was the best team he has ever put together for the CAC Championship and he is super confident of a good outing. Despite the contributions of the GOA, Bess posited that the team is still lacking some funding which he is optimistic will be secured in time.
An Attorney-at-Law by profession, Bess also revealed his intentions to bid for the 2023 CAC Championships during the CAC Congress that will be held on August 13 in El Salvador during the Championships. (Calvin Chapman)
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