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Jekesoni is Named Mr Suva

Jekesonia Yanuyanudrua was crowned the new Mr Suva in the Superdrug Pharmacy Mr Suva Bodybuilding Championship at the YMCA complex yesterday. The 18-year-old was crowned after last year’s winner Inoke
24 Aug 2014 19:31
Jekesoni is Named Mr Suva
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left) with his team at the Sydney Desalination Plant. Photo: PM's Office

Jekesonia Yanuyanudrua was crowned the new Mr Suva in the Superdrug Pharmacy Mr Suva Bodybuilding Championship at the YMCA complex yesterday.

The 18-year-old was crowned after last year’s winner Inoke Ligairi pulled out of the competition because of an operation he had on Wednesday.

Yanuyanudrua said he was expecting the win as he had worked hard to get to this level of competition.

“It feels good to win; I was expecting it because I’ve been working hard for this competition,” he said.

“I’ve been training for two straight months every Sunday preparing myself for this day.”

The former Dudley High School student did not expect to take up bodybuilding as a sport considering he was a sprinter back in school.

“I started taking up bodybulding when I got injured from running,” Yanuyanudrua said.

“When I finally decided to go the gym to start training, I saw a poster about body building so I decied to take part and this was two years ago.”

Yanuyanudrua’s daily routine consists of power naps, a three-hour gym session and a lot of eating and he said he was preparing himself for the upcoming Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next year.

“I’m training really hard for the Pacific Games because I am aiming to win a gold medal for Fiji and also because I want to go far in this sport.” he said.

“I would also like to inspire the others to pick up this sport and I encourage them to take it up because it is fun, it requires a lot of training and discipline but it is fun.”

Bodybuilding and Fitness Fiji president John Lee said the competition is getting more competitive each year.

“Every year I think it’s getting a bit tougher, most of the body builders know each other, and it’s just the little parts that they need to define which will help them make the cut.”

The Mr Suva competition is one of the few competitions they will be having in order to pick the select few for the Pacific Games, Lee said.

“We will be givin out a selection criteria for those interested and one of the criteria’s is they need to attend one of the major trials which is Mr Suva and Mr. Fiji which is coming up later and the last one is the Fiji games which is in March and from there we will pick the best,” he said.

“We are not picking anyone just for the sake of it to make up categories but those that we think that will make the cut and will win a medal for Fiji.”

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