Men competing in bodybuilding

Sport Preview: Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilding returns to the Pacific Games after an eight-year absence. Photos: Olga Fontanellaz and Eliud Uwasenko, Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games News Service.

Bodybuilding returns to the Pacific Games at Sol2023 for its third appearance, having been contested at Noumea 2011 and Port Moresby 2015 but not at Samoa 2019.

It’s a single-day event that will take place at Maranatha Hall on Monday,

Last time out in 2015 the host nation dominated, winning 10 medals, including five golds. Tonga won six medals, including four golds, and New Caledonia collected five medals, two of which were gold. American Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Niue also reached the podium.

There will be two events for women – overall athletic physique and overall model physique – followed by seven weight-based events for men, and an overall category.

Competition begins at 9am on Monday. Tickets are $30 and available from the Sol2023 ticket booth on site.

By Binet Naqu, Pacific Games News Service

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