Best, Newton are king and queen
Zico Best is the new king of school’s bodybuilding after capturing the 20th edition of the National Sports Council Tiger Malt Mr Schoolboy Bodybuilding and Miss Schoolgirl Body Fitness Championships.
Best, a student of the Barbados Community College, beat out 11 other contestants to cop the coveted title before a standing room audience only at The Lester Vaughan School hall last night.
In a very close contest, 18-year-old Best managed to hold off a stiff challenge from Kammeco Byer and the monstrous Ryan Hall, who placed second and third respectively.
Queen’s College’s Sabrina Newton was head and shoulders above the rest of the competition, and predictably captured the Miss Schoolgirl Body Fitness title.
Shaniqua Allamby placed a commendable second, while crowd favourite Brette Lawerence was third.
However, there were two controversial decisions on the night.
St George Secondary student Tremaine Sobers was lucky to be adjudged the winner of the Upper Juniors Bodybuilding division ahead of Alexandra’s Joshua Broomes.
Mary Frasier of Darryl Jordan Secondary could also consider herself unfortunate not to have won the Upper Junior Girls Bodybuilding title, placing second behind Rowland Kirton-Browne of Lester Vaughan.