Sunday, April 14, 2024

Oyinkro Akpobodor wins 2016 BBBFF Strongman contest


“The African”, Oyinkro “Power” Akpobodor of the Neal & Gordon’s Gym won the 2016 Belize Body Building & Body Fitness Federation’s (BBBFF) Strongman contest at the BTL Park in Belize City on Sunday, April 17.Strong man contest-5
Akpobodor won the $1,000 first prize and $100 in prizes for winning two of the five events; lifting 545lbs in the dead lift and doing the tire flip in 1:01 minute. He was also second in bench-pressing 385lbs; lifting 405lbs from a squat and pulling a sports utility vehicle (SUV) 100 yards in 36 seconds.
Defending two-time champ Victor “Brown Sugar” Valencia of the Body 2000 Gym won the $600 second prize and a $50 prize for winning the bench press at 405lbs. He pulled the SUV in 35 seconds, the third best time, and lifted 460lbs from a squat. He did the tire flip in 1:13.Strong man contest-1
James Jones of the BBBFF Gym won the $400 third prize and $100 in prizes for winning two events: the squats, at 475lbs and the SUV pull in 33.87 seconds.
Rayford Brown of the Neal & Gordon’s Gym won the $200 fourth prize from Transparent BPO by bench-pressing 315lbs, squat-lifting 405lbs, and pulling the SUV in 38.66 seconds.
Robert Williams of the BBBFF Gym was fifth to win the supervisor’s consolation prize, from Transparent BPO, a gift basket from Grace Kennedy Belize.
Andrew Rodriguez was sixth, winning the U.S. Marines consolation prize – a Grace Kennedy Belize gift basket.

Cricel Castillo won Strongest Woman to win the $600 first prize by bench-pressing 125lbs, doing the tractor tire flip in 2:18 and SUV pull in 2:19. Chyna Alvarez won the $300 second prize and a Grace Kennedy Belize gift basket.

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