Leg pressing 500 kilograms may seem too much for some, but the NCD Body Builders were presented with that much challenge today at the Royal Papua Yacht club, and they took it in true sporting spirit.
After months of preparation to take part in the National Body Building Championship, the NCD Body Building Association was offered the opportunity to leg press and raise funds by Goodman Fielders under their Skel Rice product.
Taking the load of leg pressing half a ton each for the team, were former Mr PNG Lucas Wemin and Kenny Cooper, while their team cheered them on.
Goodman Fielders, true to its promise, presented a K5,000 check to the NCD body Building Association after the leg presses from both Wemin and Cooper pulled off successfully.
Speaking to EMTV Sports afterwards, PNG Body Building Federation President, Timai Tally, says the National Championship will now be hosted in Eastern Highlands Province.
And monies raised by the NCD association will assist with their travelling expenses to and from Goroka.
He also added that the initial venue Jiwaka, and the date, June 29, were changed due to certain factors beyond their control though he did not exactly say why.
Meanwhile, NCD Body Building Association, Jacob Kom, was pleased with the assistance they received from Goodman Fielders and welcomes additional support as the limited availability of funds is an issue for them.
Meanwhile, the National Championship will see only 6 provinces participate as per the confirmations from their end so far. That includes West New Britain, Jiwaka and NCD.
Coinciding with the Championship will be the annual General Meeting, also in Goroka.