WINNING SMILE: Demitri Bessems, centre, celebrates after taking victory in the 2012 Sportworld Classic Invitational Novice Division on Saturday at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Also in photo are runner-up Alex Thomas, left, and Steffan Kern Brathwaite. —Photo: Ishmael Salandy

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Noel takes Sportworld Classic overall title

Richard Noel was the big winner at the Sportworld Classic 2012 Bodybuilding Invitational at Centre of Excellence in Macoya on Saturday night, snatching both the Men's Heavyweight (90-plus kg) and the Overall Men's titles.

Noel, who has competed for Trinidad and Tobago at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships, beat the consistency of Neal Bonaparte and the experience of Cleon Maurice Pierre to take the heavyweight title.

Bonaparte and Pierre were second and third, respectively.

Shani Rocke was impressive, too, taking the Body Fitness Open category ahead of Michelle Bailey (second) and Tamika Alexander-Powder (third), for the overall body fitness win.

Zaahid Hosein took home the light heavyweight (maximum 90 kg) class title, with Fidel Sankar second and Jermin Jones third.

The Men's Middleweight (maximum 80 kg) and Men's Lightweight (maximum 70 kg) crowns went to Zelus Williams and Errald Thorne, respectively, while Demitri Bessems, in his first outing, impressed both the judges and the crowd to stride away with the Novice title.

Onlookers were also treated to the presence of reigning Mr Olympia, Phillip "The Gift" Heath, who appeared as guest poser during the competition.

WINNERS

• Overall Body Fitness—

Shani Rocke

• Men's Bodybuilding—

Richard Noel

(Men's Heavyweight 90+kg)

• Novice

1. Demitri Bessems

2. Alex Thomas

3. Steffan Brathwaite

4. Lincoln Honegan

5. Kevin Deonarine

6. Fidel Thomas

7. Kern Richardson

• Body Fitness Open

1. Shani Rocke

2. Michelle Bailey

3. Tamika Alexander-Powder

4. T'Chell Harris

5. Rachael Friday

6. Madonna Corrian

7. Isa Miller-Phillips

8. Lisa Fernandes

9. Karen Thomas-George

• Men's Masters Open

1. Dean Williams

2. Lawrence Marlon Belfon

3. Joseph Rooplal

4. Anselm Julien

5. Garfield Edwards

6. Nigel Tenia

• Men's Lightweight (70kg)

1. Errald Thorne

2. Keenan Assing

3. Wazim Mohammed

4. Joel Lendor

5. Jamal Frank

• Men's Middleweight (80kg)

1. Zelus Williams

2. Adrian Amsterdam

3. Neil Dyer

4. Shiva Nanan

5. Cletious Dagan Julien

6. Khabeer Hamid

• Men's Light Heavyweight (90kg)

1. Zaahid Hosein

2. Fidel Sankar

3. Jermin Jones

4. Andy Rodriguez

5. Kirk Ceballo

6. Paul Smith

7. Venables Grenock

8. Jean Claude de Gannes

9. Larry John

• Men's Heavyweight (90+kg)

1. Richard Noel

2. Neal Bonaparte

3. Cleon Maurice Pierre

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