Caribbean area was, the recent weekend August 25th & 26th, the meeting point for IFBB athletes with the magnificent Giovanni Arendsz Classic celebrated in Aruba (Lesser Antilles), at the elegant Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
Athletes from 22 European and American countries participated at the event, organized by the Aruba Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Association (ABPA) and its president, Mr. Giovanni Arendsz. The contest was broadcasted in live streaming bringing the chance to enjoy the event to all the Bodybuilding & Fitness supporters worldwide.
The main winners were, as follows:
- Short (-174 cm): Jorge Román (Venezuela)
- Middle (-179 cm): Miguel Mira (Colombia)
- Tall (+179 cm): Reynold Mendes (Haiti)
- Open: Bernard Percival (Antigua & Barbuda)
- Middle (-80 kg): Soepe Koese (Suriname)
- Heavy (+80 kg): Joan Cannegieter (Netherlands)
- Open: Sarlín Chavez (Colombia)
- Short (-167 cm): Avernell Modest (Jamaica)
- Tall (+167 cm): Oksana Oleinik (Russia)
- Open: Meryl Patino (Venezuela)
- Open: Maudienne Profas (St. Maarten)