ANELE Sotuko from Ezibeleni won third prize at the International Federation of Bodybuilding South Africa Championships in Durban this month.
Sotuko, who competed in the bantamweight under-65kg category, said the competition was tough.
He started doing bodybuilding at Sera’s Gym in Ezibeleni last year. “My first competition was the Queens Bodybuilding Competition which was organised by Jonny Moutzouris. I competed as a novice U75kg and came second.”
Sotuko said he was grateful to Moutzouris for giving him, along with his teammate, two weeks of free training to prepare for the SA championship. “He also provided our fare from Mthatha to Durban.”
Sotuko extended his appreciation to Sera’s Gym for their support during three other competitions he entered this year.
“I was happy to win the trophy. It showed I had put in a lot of effort.”