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Bodybuilding of Thursday, 11 September 2014


Agogo is new Man Ghana

John Anum, alias “Agogo”, is the new Man Ghana, after winning four awards in the seventh edition of the Ghana bodybuilding championship at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The competition, organised by the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA), is the biggest bodybuilding championship in the country competed in three weight divisions namely, lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. Anun won the heavyweight division, the best dance pose, most muscular athlete, and the most coveted award of the night.

William Osei Kankam and Michael Antwi, who won the lightweight and middleweight contests respectively joined heavyweight winner, Anum, to compete for the overall Man Ghana contest which, the latter won after a hot contest.

In an interview with Graphic Sports, the GBFA president, Abdul-Hayye Yartey, disclosed that the first three winners from each weight category would form a nine-member national team (Black Muscles) to represent the country in both the upcoming Amateur Olympia in South Africa next month and the IFBB Men World Bodybuilding Championship in Brazil in November.

Mr Yartey also bemoaned the lack of support from the National Sports, Authority and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, saying that the organisation of the Man Ghana competition had drained their pockets.