REIGNING Mr PNG Lukas Wemin is all focused on claiming the major honours in the category he will compete in Dubai, at the World Amateur Body Building Championships.
Wemin will jet off to Dubai next Monday to flex his muscles against participants from the Middle East and around the world in the Nov 3-7 competition.
The current Mr PNG started his strict dieting regime and other aspects of his preparations last month and is focused on dropping his weight to compete in the 65kg and 70kg division.
“Because it is a world title, I am looking at cutting my weight down so that I can compete in the 65kg or either 70kg category,” Wemin said.
The body builder, originally from Simbu province, has spent on average K120 a day within this month to cater for his dieting in the drive to get his body into the best shape possible before the competition gets underway next week.
He thanked his sponsors who came into his rescue earlier this month.
“I want to thank NCDC, the National Teachers Insurance, Speaker of Parliament Jeffrey Nape and SVS for the generous support they have given me,” Wemin said.
This to the world titles has been made possible courtesy of a K10,000 sponsorship from Emirates Body Building Federation.
Interestingly, it is going to be the first time for Wemin to attend such an international event with the top five finishers in each category standing to earn cash prizes in US dollars.
“I am excited and motivated by the cash prices that will be up for grabs and I also want to improve PNG’s ranking in the international arena, those are my aims in this event,” Wemin said.
The number one PNG body builder has been a regular face in the South Pacific events and it will be another opportunity to go pose for pose and muscle for muscle against the world’s elite bodybuilders.