FOUR Southland bodybuilders returned home with placings from the National Amateur Body Builders Association championships held in Palmerston North.
Maria Oliphant-O’Donnell came second in the women’s open figure tall; Clayre Watt came third in the novice figure short; Janet Hodgetts came third in the figure 40-plus; and Joe Pearce came second in the junior men.
“I had a lot of fun doing it and learned a lot. The competition was really strong this year so
I’m very happy with the outcome,” Watt said.
Hodgetts said she had to transition from having a cyclist’s body.
“This was the first year I competed at the nationals. It was a great experience and it was nice to be part of the big show.
“Competition was of a high standard and I’m really happy with my result.”
Oliphant-O’Donnell said all the women at the competition were of an international class.
“I’m so impressed with all of us coming back with a placing. It was a fabulous competition and I enjoyed it.”