“Mr. Belize” Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition was held this weekend. After much strutting and posing, Rigo Vellos won the Mr. Belize again.
Reporter: “How are you feeling today?”
Reporter: “In the overall competition, there had to be a showdown between you and Cleto. At any point, were you nervous? What was going through your mind?”
Mr. Rigo Vellos: “Actually at no point I was nervous, first of all. It’s not nervous. It’s just a matter of fact of…you are starting to question yourself till you get comfortable in the crowd with the contestants. I think that just fade off”.
Coming second was Masters and Middleweight champion Clayton Greenidge. And there is a new Body Figure champion. Cricel Castillo defeated incumbent Gina Lovell and credits her own hard work and that of Greenidge, her trainer.
“I really worked hard. My coach, Clayton Grinage, I mean, we trained so hard. I think people in the gym saw how hard we worked. It came with the nutrition. I haven’t had a soda in maybe three years or a drink of alcoholic beverages in three years. I eat very clean and up until I would say about eight weeks before I was training two times a day, was really hard intense training. There was times when I literally fell down and I said, “Coach, please stop!” -and he’s like, “No! Champions are made, not born”, and I was like “You know, that’s right”. So then I got back up and I kept going. So, honestly, it’s really rewarding because I put in a lot of work tonight”
The winners of the competition participate in regional and international competitions.