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Bodybuilding – Fijian Razak wins in NZ

OSEA BOLA suva Fijian bodybuilder Zoheb Razak won the Auckland Championship held at the Logan Campbell Centre last Saturday. The show was split into two where over 1200 people attended
08 Aug 2014 08:48

Fijian bodybuilder Zoheb Razak competing in Auckland, New Zealand last week.

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Fijian bodybuilder Zoheb Razak won the Auckland Championship held at the Logan Campbell Centre last Saturday.
The show was split into two where over 1200 people attended and over 90 athletes competed. Razak said the Class One category he competed in was extremely close and had to be re-judged at the night show
“I competed in the Novice men’s 70-80kg and placed a very close second,”Razak said.
“ I also competed in the Open class men’s 70-80kg which I won. I competed in the final for the overall New Zealand bodybuilding title, I was the smallest person in that class at a body weight of 73 kg, the biggest guy was over 100kg and he just edged me out in the final.
“The win qualified me for the NZ nationals and the prestigious Arnold Classic Australia where Arnold Schwarznegger himself will be at the show.
“I did all my off- season training in Fiji at the USP gymnasium. Only the last six weeks, I moved to NZ to be closer to my trainer. All my off season training is always done in Fiji.
“I’m preparing for the NZ Nationals where I aim to bring a bigger and tighter package. The judging panel had some very encouraging words for me, i.e., my physique is the most pleasing and balanced physique they have seen in NZ bodybuilding for a very long time.”
The president of the New Zealand International Federation of Bodybuilding (NZIFBB) Moe El Moussawi, who is the only competitor from NZ to step on a Olympia stage, was one of the judges along with International Federation Bodybuilding (IFBB) Pro Sala Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee president Reg Sanday applauded Razak’s achievement yesterday.
“As a past president and now patron of Bodybuilding and Fitness Fiji congratulate Razak for his wonderful achievement,”Sanday said.
“He is an inspiration for local bodybuilders and is proof that any local who trains and diets correctly can make it in the big time.
“Razak if he was born in Fiji and lived for five years, he would be eligible to represent Fiji in next year’s Pacific Games in PNG. I hope he considers that as the competition will be tough from our neigbouring countries and to do well Fiji needs to field our very best.”
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