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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.

Are you ready for the battle to commence at the upcoming IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018?!

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Are you ready for the battle to commence at the upcoming IFBB Singapore Nationals 2018?! Come and watch athletes from Singapore and all over the world show off their hard work on the beautiful stage at SOTA, Singapore on May 13th.

Athletes will be fighting for the title of Mr. and Miss Singapore plus the IFBB Elite Pro Card. They have made the sacrifice for months and years and now you can enjoy the fruits of their labour. For the Love of the Sport