Zimbabwe bodybuilders leave mark in SA

The Chronicle
Brandon Moyo, Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWEAN bodybuilders put up a very good efficiency in South Africa over the weekend with reigning Bulawayo Classic ladies’s health bikini champion Linnety Tom ending as the general winner in the Summer Super Bodies occasion on Saturday.Tom edged out seven others in the Summer Super Bodies occasion. In the Natural Bikini class, the Zimbabwean completed in third place and went on to win the Bikini Fitness Model and was topped the general champion.
Linnety Tom did nation proud
The general win was a candy victory for Tom after she fell quick in the International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB)/ National Physique Community (NPC) Pro Qualifier on December 4 the place she completed in second place.Having made the journey right down to the South after telling herself that she is not going to attend the competitions, Tom mentioned she is grateful for the win as she had a few years again made a promise that she is going to someday win in South Africa.
“I’m so grateful that I made it, it was a protracted journey for me, it was very exhausting to win this competitors, sooner or later I had instructed myself that I’m not going to South Africa. It has been a protracted journey and I’m happy with myself that I made it after virtually two years I mentioned I wish to win in South Africa and I’ve performed it,” mentioned Tom.
Shantel Bhatch
Tom is now wanting ahead to profitable a professional card which is each bodybuilder’s final objective because it gives the privilege to compete wherever in the world in professional reveals.“I’m wanting ahead to getting a professional card in South Africa as quickly as attainable. I worry nobody to get a professional card, I’m going to ask God to assist me get what I would like and I’m going to indicate them what I’m fabricated from,” she mentioned.

For the 20-year-old, the journey to South Africa would haven’t been attainable had it not been for the help she obtained from her sponsors, Body Works Gym, Hunger National Fitness Academy, Nu Aquarius Fitness Centre and Pavilion Buses.
Tom was not the one Zimbabwean collaborating throughout the Limpopo River with Blessing Sithole profitable gold in the Summer Super Bodies Classic Physique class and taking residence general gold as nicely. In the NPC Pro Qualifier, Sithole scooped bronze having gained gold in the NPC regional and silver in Men’s Physique.
Linnety Tom together with her trophy
“It’s each seasonal bodybuilder’s dream to be travelling throughout borders to compete with one of the best of one of the best of different nationalities and going in opposition to them and popping out on prime feels nice, it reveals that you’re going in the correct route,” mentioned Sithole.Another feminine athlete Shantel Bhatch who participated in two classes on the Summer Super Bodies occasion. She completed fourth in the Wellness Fitness class and fifth in the Masters Bikini class.
Shantel Bhatch
“You practice all 12 months spherical and put together for competitions as greatest you’ll be able to or know the way, on the finish of the day realizing you could have performed your half to one of the best of your capacity and data will work in your favour though, in the top, it’s as much as the judges to determine the profitable have a look at the time.
Linnety Tom
“Personally, each present is a studying expertise, whether or not or not I win I all the time maintain an open and keen thoughts,” she mentioned.Tom could have no time to recuperate when she arrives from South Africa as she competes once more on Saturday when she participates in the Fitness Physiques present in Harare on Saturday. — @brandon_malvin


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