Aissamuddin, Carol FIF Asia Gold Borneo qualifier winners
SIBU: The Borneo qualifying round of the Fitness International Federation (FIF) Asia Gold saw Aissamuddin Sapar and Carol Lau emerging as champion in the men and women categories respectively.
The contest on Sunday, jointly organised by FIF and Solid Gym, Sibu, was participated by 20 athletes from Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.
Aissamuddin from Brunei took home the overall Fitness title.
En route to the final, he grabbed two other titles —Fitness Model and Physique Model in the Under 172cm.
The Miss Bikini Fittest Body saw keen competition among four women, including eventual winner Carol.
“I will train harder to compete at the highest level in future,” said a jubilant Carol when met after receiving her prizes.
She was awarded a certificate from FIF and a trophy.
Carol, 25, said she came third in a similar competition held in Singapore on Sept 18.
She graduated with a degree in exercise and sports science from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) two years ago.
“After graduation, I decided to be a personal trainer at a gym. Just last year, I started training seriously to compete in body fitness competitions,” said Carol. She is also an aerobic cycling instructor.
Meanwhile World FIF president Dennis Tiew said the finals of the competition would take place next April.
“As the competition is only for those with the fittest body, only those winning in the qualifying round will get to compete in the final,” he emphasised.
Other winners were Mulaidi Zaidi from Brunei, (Bodybuilding Under 70kg), Mohammad Saudi from Brunei (Bodybuilding Over 70kg), Edric Yew from Malaysia (Fitness Model Above 172cm), Mohammad Faizal (Fitness Model Over 30 years old and Physique Model Over 30 years old), Tye Wei Yuen (Sport Model Under 24 years old), Zamri Muqaddin from Brunei (Sport Model Under 172cm), Lester Oneal (Physique Model Over 172cm), Audrey Ngu from Malaysia (Ms Bikini Model Under 24 years old), Sim Sui Mei from Malaysia (Ms Bikini Model Under 163cm), Carol Lau from Malaysia (Ms Bikini Model) and Norhafijah Mohd Yusof from Malaysia (Ms Bikini Model Over 30 years old).
Among those giving away the prizes was proprietor of Solid Gym, Lau Kah Yii and the seven judges.