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Official Results of the IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018

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The IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018 saw more than 80 Athletes who came from countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Ghana, China, Italy, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Iran and Russia.

Athletes from Singapore were competing in the National Championships for the coveted Mr. and Miss Singapore 2018 titles plus the overall winners from each championship category will earn their IFBB Elite Pro Cards.


The number of local and international athletes taking part in this competition is indeed very encouraging for the sport in Singapore. We hope that this seeding number will help increase interest in the sport and over time more locals will take part in future competition both locally and internationally. The SFBF is here to help all athletes to improve their skills and to impart knowledge and expertise in this sport especially to Singaporeans Stated Mr. Alex Betts, President of SFBF.

All the foreign athletes were fighting for top spots in the International Championships. Singaporean Athletes were able to join both the national and international championships, whereas the foreign athletes were only allowed to take part in the international championships.

Competitors of all ages and levels of experience were taking part with the addition of categories such as Newcomers, Juniors  and  Masters.

Today’s performances were extremely electrifying and the atmosphere was so energetic. This competition will help expose local athletes to the international arena and let then experience what higher level competition is like. With this pool of experienced athletes we hope to be able to bring back more medals for Singapore¡± said Ms. Excell Chua, Gerneal Secretary of SFBF.

For the athletes that won their Elite Pro Cards, a new chapter in their competitive Bodybuilding and Fitness careers has opened, allowing them to compete as professionals with attractive cash prizes and to be able to compete with the very best in the world.

I am extremely happy to have won the Mr. Singapore Men’s Bodybuilding title and earning my IFBB Elite Pro Card. The hard work and all the time spent on preparing myself physically and psychologically has paid off. I am proud to go on representing Singapore in the Internationals. Said Mr. Sam Enaya.

This sport has indeed made me more aware of the body and our limitless boundaries. I am happy to have won the Ms Singapore and look forward to the international championships where I can represent Singapore. It has always been my dream to stand on the world stage and hopefully win a title for my country stated Ms. Nadiah AJ, Overall Winner for Women’s Bikini Fitness, who also earned her IFBB Elite Pro Card.

From left Ms. Singapore 2018 Nadiah AJ, SFBF VP Zee, Bodyfitness Overall Winner Alex Peak-Watkinson, SFBF President Alex Betts, Mr. Singapore 2018 Men’s Physique Muhammad Abdillah Shah and Mr. Singapore 2018 Men’s Bodybuilding Sam Enaya – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho

The SFBFs next event is the Show of Strength in October at Marina Bay Sands. The date will be finalised in the next few weeks. This is a multi-strength sports event which includes bodybuilding and fitness, strongman, powerlifting, arm wrestling and much more. There will also be some new, exciting categories included in the bodybuilding and fitness championships which will no doubt attract even more athletes to compete!

The SFBF will be running the National Championships every year moving forwards and look forward to seeing more and more participation from local athletes as the sport continues to flourish.

4 Overall Winners have been awarded IFBB Elite Pro Cards:

Men’s Bodybuilding Overall Winner (National Championship and International Championship) – Sam Enaya from Singapore

Sam Enaya is the Overall Winner of Men’s Bodybuilding (National and International Championship) for the IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018 – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho

Men’s Physique Overall Winner (National Championship and International Championship) – Muhammad Abdillah Shah from Singapore

Women’s Bikini Fitness Overall Winner (National Championship and International Championship) ¨C Nadiah AJ from Singapore

Nadiah AJ is the Overall Winner of Women’s Bikini Fitness (National and International Championship) for the IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018 – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho

Women’s Bodyfitness Overall Winner (International Championship) ¨C Alex Peak-Watkinson from Australia

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New Mr. and Ms. Singapore 2018 crowned at IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018

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On 13 May, the new official Mr. and Miss Singapore 2018 were crowned at the IFBB Singapore Nationals at the School of the Arts (SOTA) theatre on Zubir Drive.

The action was kicked off with a rock ‘n roll band performance that set the house on fire by the talented and energetic band – “Dirty Perfect” starring Teague Bass, Luke Buirski and Shahril Ossuary

As well as the national champions being crowned there were some highly contested international categories with athletes from 15 different countries battling for top spot and for the IFBB Elite Pro Cards that were up for grabs for the overall champions.

3 out of the 4 Elite Pro cards awarded were taken by Singaporeans, who not only beat all their local rivals in the National Championships, but also proved themselves against all the foreign athletes in the International Championships.

The 4 overall champions taking the IFBB Elite Pro Cards were Sam Enaya (Singapore) for Men’s Bodybuilding, Muhammad Abdillah Shah (Singapore) for Men’s Physique and Classic Bodybuilding, Nadiah AJ (Singapore) for Women’s Bikini Fitness and Alex Peak-Watkinson (Australia) for Women’s Bodyfitness.

Sam Enaya (Singapore) for Men’s Bodybuilding – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho
Muhammad Abdillah Shah (Singapore) for Men’s Physique and Classic Bodybuilding – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho
Nadiah AJ (Singapore) for Women’s Bikini Fitness – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho
Alex Peak-Watkinson (Australia) for Women’s Bodyfitness – Photo Credit: SFBF/Shaun Ho

There were a total of 21 categories with the top 6 in each category taking a medal and the top three in each category taking home medals, trophies and prizes from sponsors. Then the winners from each of these categories were entered into the finals to battle it out for be overall titles.

This event once again showed how strong Singapore can be in this sport, despite our relatively lower numbers we still produced some amazing results and champions galore! Majulah Singapura!

SFBF to relaunch the National Bodybuilding Championship Contest

The Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (SFBF) will launch a National Bodybuilding competition called “The IFBB Singapore Nationals” on 13 May 2018.

This competition will relaunch the national bodybuilding championships that were once the pride of Singaporeans in the 90s. It was in the 90s that Singaporeans saw the likes of Augustine Lee and Azman Abdullah two famous local bodybuilding champions that led the charge for Singapore to be on the official bodybuilding World Map. They brought fame and glory to the nation and the sport.

Alex Michael Betts – SFBF President – Photo Credit: SFBF/Ishardi

During the 90s, we saw the Singaporean bodybuilding craze that lasted for over a decade. However, the momentum fizzed out due to various issues including industry infighting and other problems. The new SFBF headed by Alex Betts (SFBF President) and Nur Fauzi (SFBF Vice-President) intends to bring the “glory days” back to the industry.

“The industry has suffered from poor image and lacklustre public response for years now and we intend to change all that,” said Alex. He continued to add: “I am making sure that the championships will be in the true vein of the sport and that all judging and rules will follow the international standards set by the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness)”.

SFBF President Alex Michael Betts (middle) poses with Men’s Physique Competitors James Tan (left) and Abdul Ghani (right) 1-min – Photo Credit: SFBF/Ishardi

The one-day event will have athletes from both National and International levels participating in the championships. It is intentional and necessary for us to inject the flavour and essence of international competition to the local scene to show local athletes the immense potential that they can achieve with hard work. Whether it is a local athlete or an international one we will assure everyone that they are the STARS of this sport for the day.

“The Nationals is a show where the SFBF will unveil its mission to support the local athletes and grow the sport the right way and to eventually put Singapore back on the International Bodybuilding scene once again,” said Excell Chua, the Secretary-general of SFBF.

Men’s Physique Competitors Abdul Ghani (left) and James Tan (right) will battle it out at the upcoming IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018-min – Photo Credit: SFBF/Ishardi

The SFBF is aware of the negative image that has tarnished the sport over the last few years and are working with its international body to revive the image and to make a firm comeback in the local and regional scene.

We think the time is right for a comeback of the sport as we see more and more people coming on back to bodybuilding. There is an increase in people of all ages showing interest in this sport and not knowing how to progress. The SFBF feels that we can lead this new group of athletes and groom them into potential international stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno (The incredible Hulk), or Steve Reeves (Hercules) stars from the IFBB stable.

The Singapore Nationals 2018 will be the launching pad for many local “stars” as well as regional and international athletes. This we hope will be the first of several events that will take place in 2018- 2019 calendar.