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2014 Mr ZIMBABWE dPosted on 2014-10-21 Champion Mbewe 2 years in a row Mr Zimbabwe THE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS REVISITED â€ś MR AND MS ZIMBABWE 2014 ANALYSISâ€ť
Champion Chienderamwano is now at par with Vaughn Carl who conquered Zimbabwe in 1997 and 1998 and Walter Munyikwa who won the big one in 2004 and 2005. He has won his second title in only his second attempt. He should be respected; otherwise the bodybuilding fraternity will not take us seriously if we fail to honour such an achievement. I agree with analysts who believe that Champion must work on his back and why should I question anyone who is concerned with the Zimbabwe champion's calves but that is not good enough to doubt his ability to do damage on stage. After all Dexter Jackson won 2008 Mr Olympia with below average calves.
Blessing Samaringa returned to the podium with a bang while Manyamana vindicated me by winning the lightweights. Vincent Kandiyero did the obvious by winning the light heavyweights thanks to lack of deeper separations in Ndumiso Dhlodhlo's physique who I believe should try and travel earlier so that he gets enough rest. While Vincent came in thicker, I personally feel he should have tried to come in harder. I must say Vincent has worked very hard especially on his back but it is not easy for him to match his chest which is arguably his biggest body part. The sheer chest size needs an equally bigger and wider back in order to maintain the right proportions. However, at this stage it is not very necessary. I was not a judge but from my opinion, I think a 3-4 kgs lighter Vince Carter would have stolen the title. Blessing Samaringa also punished Isaac â€ś Sugar â€ś Chimuchenga because of body looseness by the later. Sugar was holding on to a lot of water especially in the hamstrings and back whereas Blessing was arguably the most conditioned athlete on the day. It is more muscle thickness that Blessing requires for him to challenge for the overall title.
Reginald Pasara was not carrying his best physique and he knows that but he was by far the best junior on Saturday. He needs to add size to his thighs so that they will show sweeping thigh sweeps and also bigger and visible tear drops and inner quads. His upper body is correct. Michael Shonhiwa can be Munashe part 2. The young man has genetics. He needs to go back eat, sleep and then consult people like Munashe, Givemore, Mushunje or any other guru on how best he can bring a devastating physique because the potential is there. The same applies to Dalvin Page and Thomas the master of posingť Rwodzi who could have flip flopped with Joe Jacob Masanhire. Joe has quality muscle, excellent triceps and fairly good thickness but it is the body parts of centre points such as legs and back that he needs to bring up so that graduating into the seniors becomes easy for him.
This is usually the category of extreme condition and I must admit that this year guys failed to impress in that specific area. The other thing is that some of the top guys did not show up. However, it was the category that had its own story to tell. George Munyoro failed to get a medal while Eliah Samaringa got the best placing in a National show in his career at senior level so far. Garikayi Mujuru proved why most people believe he is the next Chenai Mabwere by presenting a well-balanced and proportional physique that lacked maturity and separations only. I will not be surprised if Mujuru wins the lightweights next year. Eliah came in good but not as good as Eliah who entered Mr Profitness open 2011. However the young lad has capacity to look better.
This was arguably the most competitive category with Blessing Samaringa, Isaac Chimuchenga and Tapiwa Chibota doing everything practically possible to complicate judges lives. Tapiwa came in thicker and more conditioned than Tapiwa who placed 5th at Ironman. Isaac Chimuchenga was fairly thick but Blessing's condition eclipsed him. Blessing Samaringa was conditioned especially the hamstrings and back. That is commendable. Eddie Marondera was good looking but I maintain that he should have targeted the lightweights division not the middle weights . Blessing Nyapimbi should also target the lightweights division.
THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
In terms of proportions and thickness the category tried its level best. Dekeya and Dhlodhlo looks like bodybuilders. It is only more muscle size by the former and deep separations by the latter which clearly needs attention for now. Dekeya has the ability to go far. I see a great bodybuilder in that young fellow. Vincent Kandiyero was a clear winner in this category which I feel has the capacity to produce shocks if other guys like Rutendo manages to nail their condition. The same applies to young Paul Matimba although Matimba is not yet a light heavy. He needs to remove more water. His contest weight is not yet 80kgs < 90kgs.
The category is very tricky because itâ€™s not easy to be bigger and conditioned unless you are getting enough supplementation and right food. Champion was a clear winner without a doubt and Partson was a clear first runner up. Upenyu â€ś Biglife Mahlauloâ€ť was the obvious second runner up while Paul Goredema was clearly better than Thompson Mpala and not Biglife. In my view,this was the easiest category to judge.
Firstly I would like to comment Desouza for having a different set of judges specifically for fitness. Let Codza and Shamire judge bodybuilding they eat it, sleep it and drink it and above all they love it. Allow Sibangani Guzha and Richard Bessel to officiate fitness because they believe in it. Carla King was outstanding but Diana Machakaire was also good. This is a category that you see ten good looking ladies busy making life very difficult for Angie Cox and company. Judging it will never be easy because everyone will be good. I feel Diana Machakaire with more guidance can leapfrog a number of places to end up in first position.
Hellen Costa faced stiffer competition than last year but she was also better than last year. â€ś Hellen Costa will not be defeated easily â€ś, said one judge and analyst Collin Mushunje. â€ś She knows her stuffâ€ť added the big judge. Tara Lyn Humphreys came with an equally good package but it was the midsection and separations in the lower body that made Hellen the Champion. For a while during the quarter turns , I thought Humphreys was on her way to first Ms Zimbabwe figure title until the second round. Barbs came in with a more improved physique and she could have flip flopped with Tarryn Zelow who came fourth. Barbs need to bring more separations in her lower body otherwise she is on the right path.
Wendy Hansen!! What a physique, hard and good. A mother of five and a woman of eight pregnancies looking like a sixteen year old girl. That is the beauty of bodybuilding. I met Wendy once in Avondale and she told me a lot about bodybuilding and fitness which made me believe that this lady understands what she is doing. I hope next year with the return of Regina and Lulu ladies bodybuilding will not be the same again because Wendy is here to stay.
MR PHYSIQUE FITNESS
Jonathan Muller was in his own league while Simbarashe Mhaka and Leeroy Antonio were fighting for the second place. It was a very competitive category. My feeling is that muscle models will continue to dominate this category at the expense of fitness models. It is food for thought.
Bodybuilding and fitness in Zimbabwe will continue to grow and it is everyoneâ€™s responsibility to understand that â€ś IT IS EVERYONEâ€™S SPORT AND EVERYONE IS PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATEť. Quiet Shangai