Gontse Sechele – Botswana’s leading Body Builder – has just returned from the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) World Fitness Federation Championships that were held on the November 4, 2017, at Expo Cypress, Nicosia Cypress. Based on body type and fitness class, where judges pay attention to weight, height, symmetry, muscularity and condition, the four categories that the male competitors competed under at the WFF championships are Athletics, Performance, Super and the ultimate, Extreme category in which Sechele competed. The requirements to qualify in the Extreme category are a minimum weight of 95kgs and a minimum height of 1,75m. All categories have their height and weight requirements. “Competing for the first time in the Extreme Body category when I usually compete in the Super body category was a challenging task, but I was up for the challenge,” said Sechele.
Out of the 14 competitors from across the globe including, Austria, Australia, Brazil, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Malta, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, and of course, Botswana, Sechele, competing under the Extreme Body Category ranked in at number 4. “Everything at the competition was so professionally run and I could feel the intensity of the competitors and the aggressive desire to win. I too, had a hunger to win and represent my country with pride” said Sechele. South Africa came out top with Hungary and Iran coming second and third respectively. Sechele came fourth. In the Athletic category was another Motswana Body Builder, Tobokani Maletamotse, who came 6th out of 16 competitors. The next step for Sechele is getting ready for the WFF Pretoria Classic, which is an internationally ranked competition to be held in May 2018 at the University of South Africa (UNISA) campus in Pretoria. “I’m going in hard for the Pretoria Classic because my goal is to rank number one in the Extreme Category and be the World Champ. With the support of Batswana and the sports administrators, I believe we can reach that goal and put Botswana on the number one spot,” he declared.