Samoa Bodybuilding Federation receives donation

By Jotham Ulutoa 25 October 2019, 6:00PM

The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation has received a $3,000 donation from the Gambling Control Authority.

The Authority CEO, Tuala Tamaalelagi Siaki Tuala II, congratulated the Federation on their performance at the Oceania competition in Tahiti and described it as a job well done.

“I want to personally congratulate our champion John Lemoa, who won the overall in the Oceania Championship in Tahiti and the international championship in New Zealand,” he said.

The Federation’s Vice President, Dwayne Bentley, thanked the Authority on behalf of their President and said the assistance will go a long way in enabling Samoa to host the Mr. Samoa National Bodybuilding Championship next month.

“This donation will assist us with the preparation for the Mr. Samoa National Bodybuilding Championship which will be on the 16th November 2019,” he said.

Bentley told the Samoa Observer that fundraising for the bodybuilding sport has its challenges, which is why they are thankful to the Authority for stepping forward with their assistance. 

He said he is hopeful the results of the bodybuilders’ recent performance will lead to others coming on board to support them and the Federation. 

Lemoa, who is currently holder of the Mr. Samoa title, said he was humbled by his recent victories at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness New Zealand Bodybuilding Championship in New Zealand. 

He won the Open Men's Over 90kg category and was declared the overall winner in men's bodybuilding at the New Zealand event.

By Jotham Ulutoa 25 October 2019, 6:00PM

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