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Bodybuilding Couple Go To NZ For Pro Card

Couple Jordan and Jamie Pillay are the first Fijian bodybuilders to compete in the International Federation of Body Building for the Men’s Physique and Bikini Pro qualifier.
24 Aug 2022 15:00
Bodybuilding Couple Go To NZ For Pro Card
Bodybuilding couple Jamie (left) and Jordan Pillay look to make it big in the sport. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Couple Jordan and Jamie Pillay are the first Fijian bodybuilders to compete in the Inter­national Federation of Body Building for the Men’s Physique and Bikini Pro qualifier.

Reigning Mr Fiji and physique champ Jordan and wife current Bikini Model Fiji champion Jamie fly out to participate in the Auckland Champs tomor­row. Speaking to SUNsports Jamie said: “Our aim is to make it big in the sport of bodybuilding.

“For us our goal is to attain the pro card at any cost, bring the best package to date and make our country proud.

“We want to attain that pro card so we can go an­other level and achieve what no other body builder in Fiji has achieved – attaining an IFBB Pro Card.

“When we talk about bodybuilding competition, for any body builder the first step of reaching the pin­nacle of the sport is to qualify through a national qualifier which allows the builder to attain an Inter­national Federation of Bodybuilding pro card.

“Just like any other sport, body builders need to qualify one level to get to the next level.

“That’s the first step of becoming a professional bodybuilder before you can compete in any pro show around the world for a good amount of money and to also be able to participate in Mr Olympia.”

The couple have been preparing the past year mak­ing many sacrifices along the way for the show, how­ever, they are eager to put on something special.

“During COVID things were tough, gyms were closed, balancing our diet and financial status were challenging,” Jamie said.

“We had some good people with us, who supported us in many ways to ensure that we get these opportunities.”

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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