In spite of the lack of sponsorship for bodybuilders, a team of Ghanaian amateur and professional bodybuilders have represented the country well and won medals at the 2017 edition of Arnold Classic Africa held in Johannesburg; and it includes our GH Hunk of The Month original winner, Calyx Cruise.
Calyx, who won GH Hunk Of January, took part in the fitness exhibition and placed 11th out of 58 participants.
Michael Parnell won first position in the Men’s Bodybuilding under 70kg competition. In the Men’s Bodybuilding under 80kg contest, Ghana’s Oliver Prempeh won first position while Godwin Frimpong came third. Cyrille Kofi Adja also came second in the Men’s Bodybuilding under 90kg division.
Bambi Bamfo also placed 4th in the Women’s Bikini Fitness U166cm competition.
The Arnold Sports Festival is an annual multisport event which celebrates numerous sporting codes is named after the legendary professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The flagship event is a four-day affair held every springtime in Columbus, Ohio, featuring a bodybuilding and fitness tournament and a three-day Fitness Expo. The African version, Arnold Classic Africa is now in its second season.