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Forty-eight competitors put their sculpted bodies on display Sunday at Kadena Air Base’s Keystone Theater on Okinawa in the 7th Pacific Muscle Classic -- 31 men and 17 women with many of the men’s competitors Japanese.

An overflow sellout crowd of well more than 600 cheered the competitors, as well as the intermission performance by world-ranked bodybuilder Hidetada Yamagishi, the only Japanese to have placed in Mr. Olympia.

Women competed in figures and bodybuilding light and heavyweight divisions. Men battled it out in the masters and the open bantam, light, middle and light-heavyweight divisions.

Shannon King took first overall and in the taller than 5-foot-4 figures division, and Amber Dunford took the shorter than 5-4. Judy Webb captured women’s overall bodybuilding honors and top spot in the heavyweight, while Hazel Carrico topped women’s lightweight bodybuilders.

Taking men’s overall bodybuilding honors was Shingo Nagato, who also won the masters and lightweight. Mitsuhiro Take took the bantamweight, Tomoya Nakadomari the middleweight and Christopher Martin, who traveled from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, the light-heavyweight.


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