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Singapore Team Bags 6 Medals at Olympia Amateur Asia

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SFBF Team - from left Tyen Fong, Alex Peak-Watkinson, Jacqie Tan, Gisele Lim & Nadiah Ahmad Jani. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

What a bountiful haul of medals by the Singapore team at Olympia Amateur Asia held in Hong Kong.

Gisele Lim won Gold medal and trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm, while Alexandra Peak-Watkinson was second place earning silver medal and trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm and Nur Nadiah Binte Ahmad Jani got third place and trophy in Bikini Fitness up to 158cm.

Gisele Lim – Gold Medalist in Bodyfitness over 163cm category at Olympia Amateur Asia. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung. Gisele Lim, ‘I felt really honoured to win at such a prestigious event! Still feeling surreal! I haven’t thought about the next step. I would probably try to get feedback from the judges on areas to improve on my physique as this is what I am inclined to do after every competition.’ – Gisele Lim is a full-time teacher of children with special needs. Turning 40 years old next year, Gisele is a proud mum of her 11-year-old daughter.

The final three medals were from Tyen Fong, a fourth Place medal in Bikini Fitness up to 162cm, with Benjamin Broughton placing fifth in Classic Bodybuilding over 180cm and Sam Enaya rounds up the medal haul with a sixth-place medal in Classic Bodybuilding up to 175cm.

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Super Star Singapore Team Bags 6 Medals at the Prestigious Olympia Amateur Asia

7 Athletes representing Singapore as part of the Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (SFBF), which is the only IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness) sanctioned organisation in Singapore, travelled to Hong Kong this week to take part in the prestigious Olympia Amateur Asia, which hosts over 400 athletes from huge nations around Asia, the Middle East and the UK in what is by far the biggest fitness and bodybuilding event in Asia. This was a three-day affair running from the 23rd to the 26th October 2017.

Third from left Alex Peak-Watkinson (Silver Medalist) and Third from right Gisele Lim (Gold Medalist) at Olympia Amateur Asia. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

Out of our relatively small Singapore Team of 7, 6 made it to the finals and bagged home medals & trophies for Singapore from huge pools of athletes in each of their respective categories.

The medalists were as follows:

  • Gisele Lim – 1st Place – Gold medal & trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm
  • Alexandra Peak-Watkinson – 2nd Place – Silver medal & trophy in Bodyfitness over 163cm
  • Nur Nadiah Binte Ahmad Jani – 3rd Place – Bronze medal & trophy in Bikini Fitness up to 158cm
  • Tyen Fong – 4th Place medal in Bikini Fintess up to 162cm
  • Benjamin Broughton – 5th Place medal in Classic Bodybuiding over 180cm
  • Sam Enaya – 6th Place medal in Classic Bodybuilding up to 175cm
From left Nadiah Ahmad Jani (Bronze Medalist) and Tyen Fong (4th Place Medalist) at Olympia Amateur Asia. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

Michael Ling also made the top 10 in a stacked Men’s Physique category which saw him to the semi-finals but sadly just missed the cut for the final 6.

“The Singapore team was up against huge teams from nations such as Iran, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Mongolia, the UAE, Egypt, the UK, among others which made these placings all the more significant, showing that there is a great deal of homegrown potential in Singapore to really make a mark on the world stage of Fitness and Bodybuilding, which is something the SFBF is working to nurture and grow”, said Alex Michael Betts, President of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (SFBF).

Alex Michael Betts – President – Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (SFBF). Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

“Even more special and impressive than the medals and placings was the team spirit and professionalism demonstrated by all the athletes, who supported, encouraged and guided one another through thick and thin. This is true sportsmanship and exactly how this and every sport should be, like a family! In this case the IFBB family. All members of the team did themselves and the Republic of Singapore proud! Majulah Singapura! ”, continued Mr Betts.

From right Benjamin Broughton (tag number 48) – 5th Place Medalist at Olympia Amateur Asia. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

The Olympia Amateur is one of the most prestigious stages for any Amateur Fitness and Bodybuilding athlete to set foot on – for many it is something they may only ever dream of doing. Joe Weider’s Olympia was founded by the man who is known as the “father of bodybuilding”, the late Mr. Joe Weider, who was also one of the founders of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) back in 1946. The Mr Olympia contest was designed to be the ultimate stage for the very best bodybuilders from across all parts of the world to take part in.

Sam Enaya – 6th Place Medalist at Olympia Amateur Asia. Credit: SFBF / On Cheung

Photos and content published with permission from Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (SFBF)

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