King and Aubrey Get IFBB Pro Cards at CAC Championships

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By Neto Baptiste

Bodybuilders Ahjanya King and Jonathan Aubrey are Antigua and Barbuda’s newest International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Elite Professionals, bringing the number to 19 overall, following their dominance at this year’s Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships held in Aruba over the weekend.

Competing in the Women’s Wellness Seniors’ category (168 centimeters), King dominated the class to take first place before going on to claim the overall title and the right to her pro card. Antigua and Barbuda’s Kala Francis was second in the class competition.

Meanwhile, Aubrey claimed top honours in the Men’s Classic Physique Seniors’ (up to 175 centimeters), finishing ahead of teammate Shaquelle Thomas. Aubrey then went on to claim the overall title and the rights to his pro card.

There were good performances as well from veteran Steve Williams who got the judges’ nod in the Men’s Bodybuilding (seniors up to 90k) category. There was a fourth place finish for Tony Philip in the same category. Rodney George was fifth in the up to 75k category. Philip also finished fifth in Men’s Masters Bodybuilding 40-49 years.

Meanwhile, Naricca Ballantyne dominated the Women’s Bikini in the Masters category to claim the top prize with veteran Yvette Butler in fourth. Ballantyne then finished fourth in the overall category.

There was hardware as well for Tenneson Cornelius who finished third in the Junior Men’s Physique 16-23 age category and fourth in the Men’s Physique (up to 173m) category.

Kayla Joseph posed her way to top honours in the Women’s Wellness Seniors category (up to 163 centimeters).

Franklin Carbon finished fifth in the Masters Division of the Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 40 years and over category while finishing sixth in the Men’s Classic Bodybuilding (over 175 centimeters).

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