The trinidad Guardian / T&T bodybuilder Dexter Simon closed out his amateur career with an impressive run at the Ben Weider Legacy Cup in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday. This was his final amateur show, having attained his pro card less than a month ago in Barcelona, Spain.
Simon placed first in the Men’s Masters Physique category while he finished second in the Open division. This week, he will officially apply for his pro card from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.
His success guarantees him a place in the top ten in masters bodybuilding globally. Simon told Guardian Media Sports, “This last show was really gruelling, having to do the two classes back to back. Coming off stage, it was cold and this was the first time I almost started to cramp. I said to myself, I’ve left the worst for last.”
Simon could now put his feet up as his first pro card show is in March next year.
Two of T&T’s female bodybuilders were also at the show. Competing for the first time internationally, Krystle Khan placed seventh in the Bikini Class A. She only started the sport a mere year ago but has been making big strides locally.
Michelle Alleyne, competing in the Women Masters Body Fitness, came 5th and in the Open Category finished 9th. The dipping temperatures in Toronto hardly made things easier for the folks from the tropics.