Shonhiwa gets endorsement


Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
TEAM Zimbabwe Arnolds Classic Under-23 representative Michael Shonhiwa has signed a contract with sportswear giant Umbro. Shonhiwa becomes the second Under-23 bodybuilding athlete to sign such a contract. The athlete will be one of the 23 locals who will participate in the inaugural Arnold Classic Africa in South Africa from May 27-29 in Durban. The Arnold Classic South Africa is expected to be competitive.

National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness spokesperson, Quiet Shangai, said they were happy that Shonhiwa has signed the contract. “The young man has really worked hard and by getting such recognition, it is a step in the right direction for him. At 23 he has managed to attract such a huge sponsorship. We have had seniors getting endorsements like Champion Chienderamwano, who is under Nutritec, South Africa-based Wiltord Nyaruviro and Botswana-based Gift Sango, who are both under USN and Munashe Mutandirotya, who was the first Under-23 to sign with Cytotech.”

Team Zimbabwe:

Senior Men Bodybuilding: Garikayi Mujuru, Lovemore Munyamana, Tawanda

Choga, Isaac Chimuchenga, Blessing Samaringa, Edison Marondera, Blessing Nyapimbi, Ndumiso Dhlodhlo, Vincent Kandiyero, Matthew Humphreys, Champion Chienderamwano, Tarirai Chirume and Brighton Mazikana.

Men’s Physique: Simbarashe Godwin Mhaka, Josh Rowe, Crofton Murombo

Junior Men Bodybuilding: Michael Shonhiwa, Ray Mtandiri.

Women Physique: Regina Jonga

Women Body Fitness: Mehgan Shadwell, Barbara Jambga, Hellen Costa, Precious Mujuru.

Women Bikini Fitness: Sally Lapage, Lowise Patricia Lawson

Model Search: Demmi Michaela, Dianne Millenium, Ramora Fransch.

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