Former Mr Universe comes to Harare

HARARE - Heinrich Vos, a former Mr Universe and reigning South African champion, will lead an all-star cast of bodybuilders set to descend on the Zimbabwean capital next Saturday for the highly-anticipated All-Africa Olympia.

Nicknamed “The Fox” Vos, alongside fellow countrymen Shameen Adams and Vusimuzi Njisane will be part of a star-studded list for Africa’s premier bodybuilding event.

Vos has over a decade of experience in the bodybuilding industry and his favourite part of the body are the legs, hence the reason he prefers squats training at the expense of other work outs.

Prior to joining bodybuilding, Vos played schoolboy hockey and never imagined pumping irons at a competitive level.

“I never thought of myself as a bodybuilder, but I gave it a try,” Vos wrote on his official website.
Adams, who is not new to Zimbabwe having guest-posed at a Pro Fitness event in the country, won the 2011 Musclemania at Grand West Cape Town in South Africa, which qualified him for the Las Vegas Musclemania.

At Las Vegas, Adams was the overall winner out of 700 contestants. In the same year, Adams came first at the WFF-WBBF World Championship in Austria and came second at the IFBB World Championships in Italy.

Another confirmed South African entry, Njisane, won the heavies and the overall title at the 2011 IFBB South African National Championships.

Apart from the South African bodybuilders, Zambia will be sending through their reigning national champion among other contestants while Nigeria has two confirmed athletes.

Meanwhile, National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFZBBF) secretary general Otis Goredema said the build-up to the event was going on smoothly.

“We have it all in order, the prize money is attractive enough for Africa’s best to come through,” Goredema told the Daily News yesterday.

Goredema is also excited by the quality of regional athletes who have confirmed their participation but said the local bodybuilders will be equal to the task.

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