Lack of Funding Forces Jr Mr Olympia to Mull Migration

Jamaican professional bodybuilder, Dwayne Walker, is lamenting the fact that he’ll have to migrate if he’s to make a good living from the sport.

Walker received his IFBB pro-Card after winning the Mr. Amateur Olympiad in Las Vegas, earlier this month.

Walker says he has been the main financier of his career since he started competing eight years ago.

He’s lamenting the fact that the sport of bodybuilding in Jamaica continues to lose some of its best talents due to lack of financial support, particuarly from Corporate Jamaica.

Earlier this month, the Jamaican-born but USA-based, Shawn Rhoden stunned the seven-time defending champion to capture the 2018 Mr Olympia title, in Las Vegas.

Another USA-based Jamaican, Shanique Grant, was also crowned the 2018 Women’s Physique Olympia champion. Shanique managed to fight off a strong line-up of some fantastic physiques.

The stand-out performances of Jamaicans at this year’s Olympia competition should augur well for the sport locally, but with corporate Jamaica’s reluctance to support the sport, migration appears the best route for locals who wish to make it to the stop and remain there for as long as possible.


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