By Elezo Libanda
Katima Mulilo, 23 July – In a momentous step forward, the World Fitness Federation Zambia (WFF Zed) hosted the national fitness championships, introducing an unprecedented category for individuals over the age of 45. The event, which took place at Taj Pamozi Hotel in Lusaka, marked a significant milestone for the fitness community in Zambia.
The groundbreaking “Legends Lineup” category, introduced by WFF Zed, aimed to provide a platform for participants aged 45 and above to showcase their fitness prowess and earn a chance to qualify for the Tokyo World Fitness Championships scheduled later this year.
Topping the fiercely contested 45-year category was Patric Hammer, securing his qualification to represent Zambia in Bermuda and the Master’s Bodybuilding category in Japan. WFF Zambia extended heartfelt congratulations to Patrick for his remarkable achievement and wished him success as he carries the Zambian flag at the upcoming World Championships.
The national fitness championships received overwhelming recognition and support from the National Sports Council of Zambia and representatives from the World Fitness Federation (WFF) Africa, further highlighting the significance and growth of the fitness industry in the country.
This pioneering initiative by WFF Zambia demonstrates their unwavering commitment to inclusivity and providing opportunities for individuals of all ages to pursue their fitness goals and compete at the highest level. The event not only celebrated the dedication and discipline of the over 45-year-old competitors but also emphasized the importance of fitness and well-being at every stage of life.
With the support of organizations like WFF Zed, the fitness community in Zambia is witnessing a remarkable transformation, inspiring individuals of all ages to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle. The success of the “Legends Lineup” category sets a powerful precedent for other fitness competitions worldwide, encouraging them to adopt more inclusive practices.
Source: Zed Sports
Namibia Daily News