Samoans excel at International Federation of Body Building champs

The Bodybuilding Federation Samoa is celebrating sweet success in New Zealand.

Four bodybuilders from Samoa competed on Saturday at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness New Zealand Bodybuilding Championship 2019.

They included Albert Wilson, Ben Wongkee, Tunu Nancy Matautia and Mr. Samoa, John A Lemoa.

This event is a pre-qualifier for the International Federation of Body Building (I.F.F.B.) and Fitness men's World's 2019 and Australasian Championships 2020.

Recently, Lemoa and Arona Matatia secured their pro-cards in Tahiti for the I.F.B.B. South Pacific Championships, earning them the right to compete as elite professionals on the I.F.B.B. Pro-Tour.

That makes for two out of three pro cards claimed by Samoan bodybuilders from those that were up for grabs at the Championships in Tahiti, where Samoa dished a team of 5 athletes and each won gold in their divisions.

Following the I.F.B.B. Championships New Zealand today, team Samoa will suit up again to participate at the 73rd World Bodybuilding Championships in the United Arab Emirates during 8th – 10th November and then stage its annual Mr Samoa Bodybuilding Championship on 16th November. 

The bodybuilding team is led by Body Building Federation of Samoa President, Johannas Keil, and Team Manager, Dwayne Bentley.

Category winners

Tunu Matautia - Women's Wellness, Women's Physique and Overall Winner Women's

Penitito Seuao - Junior Men's, Open Men's Under 90kgs 

Albert Wilson - Open Men's Under 80kgs

John Lemoa - Open Men's Over 90kg and Overall Winner Men's Bodybuilding

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