Macao Bodybuilding and Physique Sport Championships 2023 Successfully Concluded with Impressive Performances

The highly anticipated Macao Bodybuilding and Physique Sport Championships for the year 2023 took place on December 10th, attracting a large number of participants and showcasing incredible displays of strength and athleticism. The event, organised by the Macau Bodybuilding Association, featured two categories: the "Macao Residents Category" and the "Macao Open Category."

In each category, competitors had the opportunity to showcase their skills in two different events: Men's Bodybuilding and Men's Fitness. The competitions were further divided into twenty-three divisions based on weight and height, ensuring fair competition across various levels. With a total number of participants exceeding 250, the championships proved to be a thrilling and highly competitive event.

One of the standout performers of the competition was Joe Iao, who, despite transitioning into a coaching role in recent years, demonstrated his continued dedication and maintained an impressive physique. Joe emerged victorious in the Men's Bodybuilding Over 75kg category, outshining his competitors John Ieong and Iong Ieng Kit to claim the championship title. His outstanding performance also earned him the overall championship in the Macao Open Category and the prestigious title of "Mr Macau" for his exceptional achievements.


In the women's division, popular athlete Choi Nga Peng secured victory in both the Women's One-Piece Swimsuit and Women's Fitness Physique events. Her remarkable performance not only earned her the championship titles but also garnered her the coveted Audience Choice Award, a testament to her immense popularity among the spectators.


Meanwhile, Cherry Kong, the runner-up in the World Championships, showcased her exceptional talent once again by clinching the championship titles in both the Macao Residents Category and the Macao Open Category for Women's Fitness Model over 155cm. Cherry's remarkable achievements further solidified her status as a formidable force in the sport.

The Macao Bodybuilding and Physique Sport Championships 2023 proved to be a resounding success, showcasing the dedication, skill, and hard work of the participating athletes. The event not only provided a platform for competitors to showcase their physical prowess but also promoted the sport of bodybuilding and fitness in Macao, inspiring aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts throughout the region.


As the curtain falls on this year's championships, the Macau Bodybuilding Association can celebrate the accomplishment of hosting a memorable and successful event that has further elevated the profile of bodybuilding and physique sport in Macao.

Photo credit: Macau Sports Channel & Macau Bodybuilding Association