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BARBADOS’ inexperienced bodybuilding team came up short in Costa Rica, finishing a disappointing fourth in the team race.

However, there was one bright spot in Shirley Garnes, who delivered the treasured Miss Caribbean title, Sunday.

It’s clearly the weakest ever showing by a Barbados team at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships. Barbados have never been lower than second since the team competition began in 1974.

Garnes, a four-time winner of Miss Barbados, won the middleweight crown and then took the grand posedown of divisional champions.

The affable accountant has become the fourth Barbadian woman to win the Miss Caribbean title following Jenny Beckles, Josline Mounter and Lorraine Barrow.

Her win enables her to join the treasured International Federation of Bodybuilders’ (IFBB) pro ranks.

Garnes was the only Barbadian to win a division. Debutants Nigel Richards in the bantamweight, and Junior Worrell in the lightweight, landed third places.

Both 23-year-old light heavyweight Martinus Durrant and heavyweight Lynden Belgrave failed to make the top three of their respective classes.

Two-time national welterweight champion Mike Riley collected third on his debut and the durable Walter Sobers took second in the masters class but points from this division are not counted.

* This article was first published November 7, 1995


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

From The Archives: Garnes the lone bright spark

BARBADOS’ inexperienced bodybuilding team came up short in Costa Rica, finishing a disappointing fourth in the team race.

However, there was one bright spot in Shirley Garnes, who delivered the treasured Miss Caribbean title, Sunday.

It’s clearly the weakest ever showing by a Barbados team at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships. Barbados have never been lower than second since the team competition began in 1974.

Garnes, a four-time winner of Miss Barbados, won the middleweight crown and then took the grand posedown of divisional champions.

The affable accountant has become the fourth Barbadian woman to win the Miss Caribbean title following Jenny Beckles, Josline Mounter and Lorraine Barrow.

Her win enables her to join the treasured International Federation of Bodybuilders’ (IFBB) pro ranks.

Garnes was the only Barbadian to win a division. Debutants Nigel Richards in the bantamweight, and Junior Worrell in the lightweight, landed third places.

Both 23-year-old light heavyweight Martinus Durrant and heavyweight Lynden Belgrave failed to make the top three of their respective classes.

Two-time national welterweight champion Mike Riley collected third on his debut and the durable Walter Sobers took second in the masters class but points from this division are not counted.

 

 

Miss Caribbean: Barbados’ Shirley Garnes shone at the CAC Championships. (FP)

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