Monrovia – The Open Air Sports Commission on Broad Street will come alive with the much anticipated Mr. Montserrado Weightlifting competition on Friday, May 14, 2021.
The competition is organized by Strength of Lion in collaboration with All Star Bodybuilders in Liberia.
According to the organizers, the competition which is the first in over 10 years will bring together weightlifters from across the 17 districts in Montserrado County to determine who is the strongest man in three categories: Deadlift, Squats and Bench Press.
SOLIC said the objective of the competition is to provide training, recruit members and promote gym sports into the national county sports meet and national and regional peace building.
Additionally, the program will derive a two-year action plan of the Bodybuilding Association and youth empowerment through gym sport.
Speaking to FrontPageAfrican the organization’s president Thomas Benjamin said the selection of those who have been clear to participate in the competition was done without favor.
Benjamin explained that they asked the gyms in Montserrado County to submit the names of their representatives in the various levels, Lightweight, Middle weight and heavy weight adding each gym submitted three names.
The competition will see some of the country’s finest weightlifters competing for the title including Rickey Boygeh from District 8 representing Newport street gym, Sarpo Giant of Lion heart gym, Kingston of Caray Gym in Logan Town Alieu of Ultimate gym in Sinkor Iron Buku representing district 7.
Meanwhile the grand prize for the competition has not been announced but the organizers say it will be encouraging for the winners.
Benjamin disclosed that they are working closely with the National Weightlifting Federation adding the relationship between the two institutions is very good something he feel is key to the successful hosting of the competition
The competition is expected to be graced by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Director of Sport Thomas Kojo who will deliver a special statement on the importance of the sport.