On December 10th the SFBF (IFBB Singapore) held a Christmas get together of sorts for not only actively competitive athletes but also their ever growing fitness family comprising of Bodybuilders, Physique, Bikini and Bodyfitness athletes, Strongmen and women, Powerlifters and fitness enthusiasts.
The event was held at Don Quijote restaurant who generously sponsored the event and served up some delicious Spanish cuisine.
The SFBF believes that it is important to create close bonds with amongst members and supporters to further strengthen the sport in Singapore and most importantly to support the local Athletes.
SFBF Christmas Party Stats:
80 beautiful guests.
12 dynamic nationalities.
10 types of athletes.
8 awesome crew.
6 tasty dishes.
1 happy family – all united for their love of the sport.
Special thanks to NutriFirst for our heavenly Justine’s Protein Brownie. The following photo gallery are proudly captured by Aleksandra Szewczyk.
On November 4th the SFBF held a post show family gathering at Guzman Y Gómez at Star Vista. We had a great turnout ,where all were fed and watered well with delicious food and drinks.
It was an opportunity for all to mingle in a less formal and stressful atmosphere and catch up , share ideas and experiences and get to know one another better.
We feel that these events are just as important as the competitions as this is not just a sport but a lifestyle that we all love and live every single day. So it’s good to see one another outside of the gym and away from the stage.
We are also building a family organisation where we support, encourage and motivate one another as we are much stronger as a team than as individuals!
To many more special occasions and events in the future!!
A big thank you to Guzman y Gómez for their generosity and fantastic healthy food!
7 Athletes representing Singapore as part of the Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (SFBF), which is the only IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness) sanctioned organisation in Singapore, travelled to Hong Kong this week to take part in the prestigious Olympia Amateur Asia, which hosts over 400 athletes from huge nations around Asia, the Middle East and the UK in what is by far the biggest fitness and bodybuilding event in Asia. This was a three day affair running from the 23rd to the 26th October 2017.
Out of our relatively small Singapore Team of 7, 6 made it to the finals and bagged home medals & trophies for Singapore from huge pools of athletes in each of their respective categories.
The medalists were as follows:
1st Place – Gisele Lim – Gold medal & trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm 2nd Place – Alexandra Peak-Watkinson – Silver medal & trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm 3rd Place – Nur Nadiah Binte Ahmad Jani – Bronze medal & trophy in Bikini Fitness up to 158cm
4th Place – Tyen Fong – 4th Place medal in Bikini Fintess up to 162cm 5th Place – Benjamin Broughton – 5th Place medal in Classic Bodybuilding over 180cm 6th Place – Sam Enaya – 6th Place medal in Classic Bodybuilding up to 175cm
Michael Ling also made the top 10 in a stacked Men’s Physique category which saw him to the semi-finals but sadly just missed the cut for the final 6.
“The Singapore team was up against huge teams from nations such as Iran, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Mongolia, the UAE, Egypt, the UK, among others which made these placings all the more significant, showing that there is a great deal of home grown potential in Singapore to really make a mark on the world stage of Fitness and Bodybuilding, which is something the SFBF is working to nurture and grow”, said Alex Michael Betts, President of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (SFBF).
“Even more special and impressive than the medals and placings was the team spirit and professionalism demonstrated by all the athletes, who supported, encouraged and guided one another through thick and thin. This is true sportsmanship and exactly how this and every sport should be, like a family! In this case the IFBB family. All members of the team did themselves and the Republic of Singapore proud! Majulah Singapura! ”, continued Mr. Betts.
The Olympia Amateur is one of the most prestigious stage for any Amateur Fitness and Bodybuilding athlete to set foot on – for many it is something they many only ever dream of doing. Joe Weider’s Olympia was founded by the man who is known as the “father of bodybuilding”, the late Mr. Joe Weider, who was also one of the founders of the Internatinal Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) back in 1946. The Mr. Olympia contest was designed to be the ulitmate stage for the very best bodybuilders from across all parts of the world to take part in.