Kares Guyana Fitness Challenge 2018…Dillon Mahadeo still the fittest for 3rd successive year; Delice Adonis is new Queen
Mar 12, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...adonis-is-new-queen/
Story and photos by Franklin Wilson
Dillon Mahadeo has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is the King of Fitness in Guyana when he comfortably won the Kares Guyana Fitness Challenge 2018 championship yesterday at the National Park for the third successive year.
Emerging as the Queen following a very close tussle was 20 year-old University of Guyana first year Communications student, Delice Adonis who toppled last year’s winner, Semonica Duke on a tie breaker after both athletes had won two of the five events and placed second in the other.
Yesterday’s event, which culminated in the twilight of the evening, saw the fans and supporters who came out including dozens of children being able to appreciate a high level of raw talent, fitness, endurance, grit and determination displayed by all of the male and female athletes but as is the case always, only one winner on either side could be accommodated.
The top five males were Dillon Mahadeo with a perfect 500 points, Timothy Mc Andrew (408) of Elite Systems Gym, Junior Cornette (401) of the Guyana Defence Force, Raveendath Bajnath (395) of Suriname and Anis Ade Thomas with 377 points.
Delice Adonis of CrossFit 592 and Semonica Duke Genesis Fitness/Crossfit 592 both ended with 480 points after the five events but Adonis was given the nod for the title following a tie breaker (best out of five).
Adonis won Event 3 (24 Wall Burpees, 100m Atlas Stone Carry, 12 Wall Burpees, 100m Stone Carry) and Event 5 (750m Row, 3 Rope Climbs, 1 Sled Push, 1 Rope Climb, 1 Sled Push – Time Cap was 15 Mins). She was 3rd in Event 1and 2nd in Events 2 and 4.
Duke emerged winner of Event 1 (100 Double Unders, 25 Deadlifts 185lb, 400m Run) and Event 2 (21 Toes to Bar, 50 Walls Balls 14lbs, 13 Toes To Bar, 40 Box Jumps 20inch, 8 Toes To Bar, 30 Kb Swings 35 lbs, 5 Toes To Bar, 20 Pullups, 3 Toes To Bar, 10 Overhead Squats 65lbs). She placed 2nd in Events 3 and 5 and 3rd in Event 4.
Mahadeo, representing Crossfit 592 and sponsored by Fitness Express was commanding in retaining the top spot and bragging rights for the next year as he swept all five individual events ending as the joint first place winner in the fourth event (Clean and Jerk Ladder) with Anis Ade Thomas.
The male athletes started this event at 175lb and ended at 275lbs with five pounds being added on after each lift; the females started at 75lbs and ended at 150, the only female and first event to complete this event was Kirena Bell. Third Overall for Women was Tonnica Archer of Genesis Fitness with 425 points followed by Melissa Stewart (420) and Bell (404) in the fourth and fifth positions.
Event 5 for the males consisted of (1000m Row, 4 Rope Climbs, 1 Sled Push, 2 Rope Climb, 1 Sled Push, 1 Rope Climb – Time Cap was 15 Mins).
Attractive cash and other prizes were presented to the top three in each category while participatory medals were presented to each athlete.
Meanwhile, the celebrity competition was won by Robbie Singh of Pulse Entertainment for Men, while Macaela ‘The Remix Chick’ Cameron took the title for Women. Director of Sport Christopher Jones who also competed in this event was forced out due to his left knee slipping out on the home straight.
The respective winners of this event won Scotiabank cheques to the value of $100,000 each which goes to two charities, Help and Shelter and the Giving Hope Foundation