Nigeria’s Kareem ‘The Body’ Waheed over the weekend, in Rio Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, emerged the winner of the AAU Championships.
After months of hard physical training and preparation at his Magodo, Lagos-based gym, Waheed’s hard work converged in the few moments when he showed his muscular mettle and lifted weights in the 82kg class.
He emerged victorious after the organisers adjudged him the winner, surpassing other contestants from Africa and the rest of the world in his weight class.
“I’ve been training for over 4 months for this championship and it wasn’t easy. It was very difficult but I’m happy I won my category. I want to thank everyone that made it possible for me; my team at BET9ja, who have been behind me since day one and showed me the best support, as well as my fans on social media. You guys are the best,” said the overjoyed weight-lifter, after his victory.