The Maltese Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation organised its annual National Championships & the International Grand Prix on the 23rd and 24th April at the Grandmaster’s suite of the Hilton Hotel in St.Julians.
On Saturday a record number of 80 local athletes battled for the National Championships in front of a crowd of over 1000 people. This contest was also a qualifier for the EBFF European Championships to be held soon in Santa Susanna,Spain. Despite being a small country of 400,000 people the level in Malta is getting higher every year and Bodybuilding & Fitness are very respected by the local authorities in Malta.
The championships were attended by the Minister of Sport Hon. Chris Agius & the President of the Republic’s husband his Excellency Edgar Preca. They were awarded by the Maltese federation for their support towards our sport.
The overall winners were:
Kirsten Dalmas-Bikini Fitness
Chantal Graziani-Body Fitness
Konrad Fenech-Men’s Physique
Daniel Umanah-Classic Bodybuilding
On Sunday 45 athletes from 7 European countries:Malta, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway & Sweden competed in the International Grand Prix which had cash prices of € 5000. There were also 5 guest posing appearances including 2 IFBB pros:Ellen Elizabeth Berg & Williiam Bonac.
Top 3 in each category were as follows:
2.Line Elizabeth Karlsen(Norway)
Bodybuilding -80 kg
Bodybuilding -90 kg
Bodybuilding 90+ kg