A beautiful Durban winter’s day was the setting for the KZN IFBB East Coast Classic. Athletes from as far as Vryheid made the trip to Durban to compete in what is arguably becoming one of KZN’s most well supported Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships.

Putting it all together was the KZN IFBB Committee and supportive sponsors, BodyGuru & sport supplement brand, SSN, who ensured that the show ran without any hitches.

This year, due to popular demand, the Classic underwent a change and incorporated divisions for both Novice and seasoned competitors alike, drawing a full house of over 650 spectators. Line ups were highly competitive making the judges task all the more difficult to select the top 8 in a division and then go on to pick a winner.

At the end of the day, it was Stone Cele, the Open Senior Men over 75kg winner, who epitomized the ideals of symmetry, muscularity and conditioning giving him the ultimate recognition of Overall Winner. Stone hails from Hillary and is a member of Nick Rust’s Better Bodies Gym.

The KZN IFBB, BodyGuru and SSN congratulate Stone Cele on his win and look forward to seeing him on stage at the IFBB KZN Bodybuilding & Fitness Champs taking place on Saturday 23 August at the Opera Theatre, The Playhouse. For further information on the KZN Champs, email carole@bodyguru.co.za.

Novice Juniors (under 21 Years)
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Zwakele Wanda Berea Sports Direction
2nd
Mthobisi Mpungose Durban University of Technology
3rd
Mandla Msongelwa Push 'n Pull
4th
Brian Cele  
5th
Nzuzo Ngxongo Carisbrook Fitness Centre
6th
Njabulo Magutshwa Home gym
7th
Lucky Mbangi Fitness SA Umzimkulu
8th
Charlie Ward George Campbell Gym
Novice Masters
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Peter Rudolph George Campbell Gym
Ladies Body Fitness
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Madelein Pestana do Vale Lisa Raleigh VO2 Max Gym Musgrave
2nd
Sam Foulston Virgin Active Kings Park
3rd
Kim Faure Virgin Active PMB
Ladies Bodybuilding
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Lorraine Canham Virgin Active Kings Park
Novice men under 75kg
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Marsee Moodley Body Active Gym (Samson Perumal)
2nd
Mzwandile Mbambo Muscle & Fitness
3rd
Joe Manjoo Virgin Active Kings Park
4th
Bruce Mtshali Virgin Active Kings Park
5th
Duncan Goodburn Berea Sports Direction
6th
Gerald Baartman Virgin Active Kings Park
7th
Thulani Msomi Muscle & Fitness
8th
Tharish Ragubeer Team Supplement SA
Novice Men Over 75kg
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Fanie Labuschagne V&R Gym Vryheid
2nd
Siyabonga Maphumulo Saint Giles South Beach
3rd
Neeraj Lalu Virgin Active La Lucia
4th
Nicky Olivier V&R Gym Vryheid
5th
Nick Oosthuizen Virgin Active La Lucia
6th
Shadrack Mlotshwa Berea Sports Direction
7th
Sandile Mthembu Virgin Active Pinetown
8th
Vuli Chiliza Escape Gym Umlazi
9th
Bongile Xhalabile Push 'n Pull
Juniors (Under 21 Years)
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Muzi Mavela Virgin Active Pinetown
2nd
Mthobisi Mpungose Durban University of Technology
3rd
Bonani Myaka Samsons Gym
4th
Daneel Botha V&R Gym Vryheid
5th
Christopher Brady Virgin Active Kings Park
Masters
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Zwelonke Ndlovu Virgin Active Pinetown
2nd
Johan Boshoff Virgin Active Toti
3rd
Themba Mkhize Virgin Active Workshop
4th
Petros Mtambo Berea Sports Direction
Senior Men Under 75kg
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Sandile (The Rockbody) Ntaka Virgin Active Pinetown
2nd
Devan Williams Hardcore Fitness
3rd
Sipho Sehlako Carisbrook Fitness Centre
4th
Khetha Gumede Umlazi Escape Gym
Senior Men Over 75kg
Place
Athlete Gym
1st
Stone Cele Better Bodies
2nd
Vusumzi Njisane Carisbrook Fitness Centre
3rd
Daniel Asare Fitness SA Umzimkulu
4th
Malcolm Govender Virgin Active Kings Park
5th
Michael Reimers Durban Life Fitness
Overall Winner
Stone Cele Better Bodies
Best Poser
Stone Cele Better Bodies

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