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2007/06/19 15:04:10 (permalink)




Firstly i would like to congratulate the WABBA UK team on there effort this weekend in frankfurt . You done us all Proud .
The show started with us all flying out from stansted apart from Vinty Johnston who made the trip from across the water in Belfast . With us all arriving early on friday morning . Once at the venue and after checking into the hotel it was straight round to the booking in part where the uk team were the first through . All that was left to do was relax in the awesome facilitites that were on hand and to wait untill the pre judging on the saturday . One thing that i cant help but mention was the great atmosphere that was buzzing around the whole competition . Every country that was there seemed to get on really well especially the members of the teams who wernt competing . The day of pre judging had arrived and i think i was more tense than the guys competing as i had the job as official photographer . But as the show started and our guys were going on stage i eased up as i could easily see that our team was going to do really well at this one . Ian Buckley and John Fengeras were instantly top spots as soon as they walked on stage . i must say that the pair of them were in the best shape i,ve ever seen them . Vinty Johnston From Belfast Had his work cut out as the short class is amongst the hardest of the competition . Straight away the mighty man from belfast with quiet possible the most shocking calfs ive ever seen got the first couple of call outs which kept us all on the edge of our seats . Next up was Carol taylor who unfortunatly after the initial line up which WABBA do to select which category the girls would do . She was moved from the shape to the fitness category . But all the same she presented the best package ive ever seen from carol . This woman just keep on improving . With the pre judging fininshed it was time to hit the bar fro the big wind down after such a hard day . Got to mention the food that was put on at the event . quiet possibly the best eating i've ever done at a show . because when your involved in a show it tends to slip a bit . But myself along with Trevor Chung From Garnell Nutrition who was judging at this event must of eaten a whole cows worth of steak . Trev can certainly stick it away .
After quiet a bit of socialising at the bar that night with the WABBA UK team , and all the other nations , the main show was upon us and it was time to step upto the plate once again .
First up was our Super Master John Fengeras and as soon as he walked on stage it was evident that he would walk this easily . For a man that is in his fifties he displays a physique that would give us young uns a run for our money . A soon as he was announced European Supermasters Champion he dropped to his knees and hugged the stage . Never have i seen someone so happy . much to the applause of the audience .
Our next UK guy was Ian buckley and he was in a much tighter class , Kicking his heels was the greek who displayed some awesome triceps as to which even Trevor chung commented ."i gotto get me some of them " .which going by the size of his arms is a pretty impressive statement . As always the trademark body bopping of Ians routine wowed the international audience , a spectacle that he would later repeat in the bar that evening whilst celebrating his win and the UK's second win of the day .
Vinty Jophnston was next to grace the stage And straight away the man started working hard . hitting poses and making his presence known . Unfortuntly this class was al little to tough for Vinty on his debut international show . But he certainly didnt look out of place and im sure with a bit of fine tweeking this man will come back and smash the stage to pieces .
Carol Taylor was the last of the brits to step on the stage although she was amongst some awesome females like the Russains and the Spanish she composed herself like a true professional and im sure her brother mark will be very proud of her .

I would like to thank the Following people of which this would of never happened .

Mike and Sharon wilson from Perfect UK for Spionsoring the Team to go .
Scott and indsay Horton from Hercules Muscle Promotions .
And all of the WABBA UK team . Mike and Jan , Debbie and Lorrane ,

If there is anyone out there wishing to experience the International bodybuilding circuit then you can get the opportunity by competing at any of the WABBA UK shows this year and being selected to go . The next trip is to the World Championships to be held in Russia this year .

For any enquiies please email me at [email]latslikecricketbats@hotmail.com[/email]

post edited by bosh - 2007/06/19 15:08:30

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