Liberty Mudengezi powered to victory in the prestigious senior men bodybuilding category in the 2017 Mr and Ms Novice competition held at the Pro-Fitness Gym in Harare yesterday.

Mudengezi was rewarded for his impressive condition to edge out Thembinkosi Lunga and Justice Chimava both from Bulawayo to the crown.

The senior men bodybuilding class had been preceded by the men’s physique category which was won by Marvelous Gandah of Bulawayo.

Tapiwa Zimhamba also of Bulawayo settled for second spot, while Bennone Myoni of Mashonaland West finished third.

Muzobanzi Phiri landed the junior men body building crown, while Tapiwa Kuimba came second and Ngonidzashe Gwama third.

Tafadwa Takuba won in the Women Bikini Fitness Class, while Loreen Moyo of Bulawayo claimed second place.

Body builders that earned podium finishes were delighted with their performances, outlining the significance of the Mr and Ms Novice event in giving rising body builders a platform to compete.

The Mr and Ms Novice competition is an annual event which seeks to give exposure to emerging bodybuilders scattered across the country.