Bodybuilder claims South Island title

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An Oamaru bodybuilder who took part in the South Island Bodybuilding Championships in Dunedin to test himself in his first competition was “shocked” to be crowned the overall winner at the weekend.

Teu Training instructor and Harbour Side Fitness Gym owner, Fekita Teu, won the overall Mr Physique/Mr South Island title and said he was still coming to terms with the unexpected success.

“It’s really only beginning to sink in now that I actually did win and that I get to go to the national champs next month.”

After plenty of staunch competition, Teu was declared the winner of the 172cm and over tall men section, which pitted him against other category winners in a fight for the South Island title.

Teu said he never expected to win, which made the result even more special.

“I’m just really really happy that I managed to win it, and pleased to have done so for my Powertech team, supporters and my family who have supported me since day one,” he said.

Since the competition, Teu has treated himself to a couple of nice meals, but as of yesterday the hard work began again.

“I went out for dinner with the family, had a wine and a nice wee boogie. It was great to have a a nice meal following my diet.”

The National Bodybuilding Championships take place in Palmerston North from October 25-26 and Teu said he was looking forward to it.

“It will be great. I can’t wait to compete against some of the best in the country.”

The overall Mr Physique/Mr South Island trophy has a special relationship with Oamaru.

“It’s made of Oamaru stone and to bring it back to where it was made is very, very special for me,” Teu said.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

CHAMPION: Fekita Teu with the Mr Physique/South Island trophy (left) and the Open Physique tall men 172 cm and over trophy (right) at his training base, Harbour Side Fitness.