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GARIKAYI Mujuru’s reign as the Mr Novice bodybuilding champion is coming to an end this afternoon when he hands over the mantle to another previously unheralded hulk at Body-Tech.

Mujuru won the Mr Novice title last year at Country Club to announce his entry on the Zimbabwe bodybuilding and fitness scene.

As he held the title as Mr Novice, Mujuru competed in the more prestigious Mr Zimbabwe where he came third in the lightweight division.

The Mr and Ms Novice is a bodybuilding competition only open to athletes who have never competed in any event before and Mujuru is now ineligible.

“I was very pleased to have held the title of Mr Novice for the past year and I am hoping to have other titles coming this year from other competitions.

“For now, I am trying to work towards the Mr Iron Man because I had entered the Mr Zimbabwe last year and came third.

“So I can see that I could do better in future,” said Mujuru.

The outgoing champion believes he won the title last year after having pumped iron with former Mr Zimbabwe, Tarisayi Chirume.

“Last year, I was confident that I was going to win the title because I had trained with Chirume, who was the reigning Mr Zimbabwe.

“So there was no way the other new guys could beat me,” said Mujuru.

The National Federation of the Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness is expecting more than 40 up-and-coming contests in the juniors, the seniors and the female division.

Reigning Mr Zimbabwe Junior Reginald Pasara is expected to be the guest poser while world champion Victor Hungwe will give an inspirational speech to the new athletes.

Chairman of the NFZBBF judges’ committee Danny de Souza says the Mr and Ms Novice contest is also a platform for his committee to assess their crop of new judges on their panel.

Source : The Herald