Belizean body builders Rigo Vellos and Cricel Castillo win international competitions
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Two Belize body builders, Rigo Vellos and Cricel Castillo, are garnering international recognition and putting Belize’s name on the map in the world of fitness and body building.
On Saturday, November 15th, Cricel Castillo captured the coveted World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Pro Card at the 2015 WBFF Armature Competition. Held at the Hyatt Convention Center in Miami, Florida, USA, the competition saw amateur fitness models from across North America competing in a spectacular night of fitness and fashion. At the end of the night Castillo had charmed the judges earning first place in the Diva Fitness Model Short. Her big win also earned Castillo her first pro card which will allow her to compete in professional tournaments.
Rigo Vellos won the first place title in the 80 kilograms category at the 2014 Revolution Xmatkuil Cup on Sunday, November 16th. The tournament was hosted in Merida, Yucatan, and saw the participation of more than 120 athletes from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. This is the second year Vellos participated in this tournament. Not only did Vellos walk away with an international title and championship trophy but he also received a cash prize of about $900.
The San Pedro Sun joins the Belizean community in congratulating these two body building superstars on their recent achievements!
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