SIBU: Sibu Division Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Association secretary Martin Voon Jiun Yih reported on an eventful year for 2012 at the association’s annual general meeting last Sunday.
He said that the soft launch of their gym at the ground floor of the Sibu Civic Centre on Mar 31 last year by Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh was the highlight of last year’s activities.
“We captured the overall championship title at the Mr Sarawak contest held in Kuching on Sept 9 when three of our eight contestants emerged champions in different categories.
“Two others won second placing and another won a third prize,” Voon noted.
At Mr GIM 1Malaysia contest organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in June, Sibu team took home one gold, one silver and one bronze .
A Sibu representative was placed sixth in Mr Malaysia Bodybuilding Championship in July.
On social activities, Voon said the association donated 29 pints of blood to the Sibu Blood Bank early last year, and won second place in a blood donation competition among associations.
The association also donated 15 pints of blood at the Delta Mall in April and another 21 pints in Oct.
On National Day, 26 members and their families participated in the Merdeka Assembly/Aerobic Exercise at Sibu Town Square.