TT's Dexter Simon proud to eldest Master at IFBB World Championship

By September 03, 2018
TT bodybuilder Dexter Simon proud to be the eldest man competing at the IFBB Bodybuilding Championships in Rome in November. TT bodybuilder Dexter Simon proud to be the eldest man competing at the IFBB Bodybuilding Championships in Rome in November.

Trinidad and Tobago Dexter Simon said he is proud to be the highest-ranking Masters' athlete to qualify for the inaugural IFBB Bodybuilding Championships set for Rome, Italy on November 1 and 2.

The 49-year-old Simon is the only Master to qualify.

 “I am the only Masters in the top 100 right now, ranked 15th,” he told SportsMax.TV while on his recent vacation in Jamaica.

“All the other guys I compete against are 30 and below, probably one or two are in their 30s but I am the only Masters that made it into the top 25 for the World Championship, at 49 years old. I will be 50 in November.”

That he is able to accomplish this at his age, Simon said, is a great motivator, adding that continuing to do well, will hopefully, be an inspiration for others.

“I am extremely proud of this. I am on the IFBB Pro and Amateur ranking as the number one Masters Men’s Physique in the world and this is something I don’t intend to give up for some time. I am very proud to be the only Masters amongst the 25 top professional body-builders men’s physique in the world at the inaugural IFBB Elite Pro World Championships in Rome,” he said.

“It’s a great achievement for me. It’s a great honour for me for all my hard work.

This achievement has given me the impetus and the confidence to go after these next eight weeks of my life. It’s going to be extremely disciplined and dedicated, just because I need to I have to, not just for myself but for other people who want to dream and believe and become something at any age.”

Simon created history in 2017 when he won his country's first ever gold medal at the 2017 Arnold Classic in Barcelona, Spain.

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