NFZBBF praises Iron Lion Nutrition

The National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFZBBF) has paid tribute to sponsors Iron Lion Nutrition and Supplements for the impact they have made in a short space of time.
Iron Lion Nutrition and Supplements announced their arrival on the scene by bankrolling the GS Classic Expo at High Glen Mall last month.

Early this month, the local nutritional company cemented their relationship with the sport by ensuring that undisputed female bodybuilding champion Regina Jonga’s journey to international stardom was a success.

They footed her bills to China for the Tera Inter- Continental 2019 WFF Pro Am Bodybuilding championship in Shanghai where she scooped gold and was handed a pro card. Jonga then went on to place third two days later in her first professional line up in Shangai.

Iron Lion Nutrition and Supplements are also the main sponsors for this weekend’s Novice Championship. “The 2019 Iron Lion Novice Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships preparations are going according to plan… Iron Lion have partnered together with other partners,” NFZBBF spokesperson Quiet Shangai said.

“They are coming in as the headline sponsor. I should also take this opportunity to thank Iron Lion Nutrition who are also partnering almost every other competition, the federation is hosting. They are likely to headline more shows this year.”

Iron Lion Nutrition director Cornilius Rudziva said he is happy to be in the partnership which he believes will be a long term union.
Besides Iron Lion Nutrition, the NFZBBF has also teamed up with other sponsors to make the event memorable.  

“This will be the greatest Novice event so far. We have a Major Fitness Consultancy, which specialises in bio kinetics, sports injury management and sports performance,” Shangai said.
“They are the authors of the book Sports Entrepreneurship. We are also going to have a career progression seminar, judges’ brief and nutrition seminar.

“We expect to recruit around 40 athletes who will compete going forward. We are also expecting to capacitate at least around three judges who will beef up our judges’ inventory.” There will be at least six categories on show this weekend — senior men bodybuilding open, men’s physique open, men’s fitness open, wheelchair bodybuilding and junior men bodybuilding up to and including 21 years.

The popular women’s fitness model is also on the roster as well together with two exhibition events — men’s fitness model and women’s fitness model. “Generally in any sporting code, development should be juniors to amateurs then to professionals,” Shangai said.

“However, this may not be the case because individuals may decide to do competitive bodybuilding and fitness at a later stage in terms of age. “The biggest question is how then do you afford a promising athlete who is no longer a junior an opportunity to learn the ropes while being assessed with athletes at the same level of development? 

“If you want to address such an issue, Novice is the answer.
“It is important also to note that even junior athletes are not at the same stage of development.  “Ngonidzashe Gwama is obviously ahead of his peers who have never competed with regards to competitive bodybuilding.

“It is therefore critical to afford Don from Empire for example an opportunity to learn the ropes before meeting Gwama so that when they finally meet, we will have a contest among equally capacitated young athletes.”

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