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Garvin Phillips said: “It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title.”
* Photo supplied. Garvin Phillips said: “It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title.”
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Garvin Phillips said: “It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title.”
* Photo supplied. Garvin Phillips said: “It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title.”
By Colin Thompson 
cthompson@bermudasun.bm
Garvin Phillips is on cloud nine.
And rightfully so after retaining his super heavyweight crown at last week’s Central American and Caribbean Body Building and Fitness Championships in Aruba.
Last year the 39-year-old policeman, who also dabbles in track and field, won the CAC super heavyweight title by default after the first and second placed competitors tested positive for a banned substance.
This time around Phillips won the coveted prize outright with minimum resistance.
He said: “I’ve had stiffer competition in previous years. This year I was much more prepared, and so my competitors did not look the part in comparison to me.
“It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title. One of the things I was so happy about was that my aim this year was to actually win the gold medal in the super heavyweight, and I have achieved that.
“Everything went as planned this year and one has to say the word planned has to be in the mix because I planned and executed. 
“It doesn’t get better than this, except if I had won the overall CAC championships and turned pro.”
This year has been a memorable one for the St. Vincent –— born athlete who is also a seven-time national bodybuilding champion in his native country.
Earlier this month Phillips won a maiden Mr. Bermuda crown to qualify for selection to the island’s Central American and Caribbean Body Building and Fitness Championships team.
If all goes accordingly, the affable athlete hopes to aspire to the professional ranks — one step at a time.
He said: “That’s the next milestone that I am looking forward to. From an athlete’s standpoint you always want to attain your highest.
“I’m not going to go crazy to try and get it (pro status). 
“My thing is that I want to take it in steps. If it comes, I will take it.”
Also doing the island proud in Aruba was reigning Mrs. Bermuda Susan Rebello (women’s lightweight) and Kimeka Wilson (body fitness +1.63), who won the bronze medal in the their respective divisions.
Also reaching the finals in their respective divisions were Betty Doyling (body fitness 1.58), Deon Breary (body building fitness 1.68) and Carolina Erasmus (fitness open).
Commending the team on its efforts in the Caribbean, Bermuda Body Building Federation president Dennis Wainwright said: “I feel it was a great performance and I was very proud of the team. They came in looking very good and fit and they handled themselves very well on stage.
“I think Garvin’s achievement was a great achievement. Susan looked very good as well as Kimeka Wilson, who both came third in their divisions.” n
Garvin Phillips is on cloud nine.

And rightfully so after retaining his super heavyweight crown at last week’s Central American and Caribbean Body Building and Fitness Championships in Aruba.

Last year the 39-year-old policeman, who also dabbles in track and field, won the CAC super heavyweight title by default after the first and second placed competitors tested positive for a banned substance.

This time around Phillips won the coveted prize outright with minimum resistance.

He said: “I’ve had stiffer competition in previous years. This year I was much more prepared, and so my competitors did not look the part in comparison to me.

“It’s always an elated feeling to retain your title. One of the things I was so happy about was that my aim this year was to actually win the gold medal in the super heavyweight, and I have achieved that.

“Everything went as planned this year and one has to say the word planned has to be in the mix because I planned and executed. 

“It doesn’t get better than this, except if I had won the overall CAC championships and turned pro.”

This year has been a memorable one for the St. Vincent –— born athlete who is also a seven-time national bodybuilding champion in his native country.

Earlier this month Phillips won a maiden Mr. Bermuda crown to qualify for selection to the island’s Central American and Caribbean Body Building and Fitness Championships team.

If all goes accordingly, the affable athlete hopes to aspire to the professional ranks — one step at a time.

He said: “That’s the next milestone that I am looking forward to. From an athlete’s standpoint you always want to attain your highest.

“I’m not going to go crazy to try and get it (pro status). 

“My thing is that I want to take it in steps. If it comes, I will take it.”
Also doing the island proud in Aruba was reigning Mrs. Bermuda Susan Rebello (women’s lightweight) and Kimeka Wilson (body fitness +1.63), who won the bronze medal in the their respective divisions.
Also reaching the finals in their respective divisions were Betty Doyling (body fitness 1.58), Deon Breary (body building fitness 1.68) and Carolina Erasmus (fitness open).
Commending the team on its efforts in the Caribbean, Bermuda Body Building Federation president Dennis Wainwright said: “I feel it was a great performance and I was very proud of the team. They came in looking very good and fit and they handled themselves very well on stage.

“I think Garvin’s achievement was a great achievement. Susan looked very good as well as Kimeka Wilson, who both came third in their divisions.” n