Jacobs brings home gold

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The South African Developmental Bodybuilding Championships took place in Kimberley over the weekend of 27-29 July. Makana Bodybuilding’s Orren Jacobs took home first place in the Welterweight division, and second overall in the senior competition.

Jacobs was selected for the Eastern Province team to travel to Kimberley, after being crowned EP Novice Champion at the EP Developmental Championships on 17 June in Port Elizabeth.

This was Jacobs’ second time competing at the SA Developmental Championships. He last competed in the 2013, when he was second in his division.

“It feels amazing to see everything you’ve tried to accomplish be fulfilled,” said Jacobs, who was proud to have accomplished the goals that he had set out for himself. “But there is always more work to be done before the next show.”

Gareth Burger, Makana Bodybuilding’s treasurer, was happy to see members from his club perform so well at national level.

“It means a lot to our club, especially when our athletes can compete at a national level,” said Burger. “We would like to thank Danny Bridger (Dee-Licious Spitbraais) and James Shalto-Douglas (A.N. White Hardware) for their financial assistance to make it possible for our team to represent EP at the SA’s in Kimberley.”

Jacobs will now begin preparations for the Eastern Province Championships in Port Elizabeth in September, before heading to the South African Championships in Jansenville later that same month.

Orren Jacobs (centre) was first in the Welterweight Division of the SA Developmental Championships in Kimberley.
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