This yearâ€™s Garden City Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships on Saturday, April 14, were overshadowed by the recent death of veteran female bodybuilder, Jayne Shadbolt-Thin, 42. Along with her husband, well-known trainer, Warren Thin, Jayne had been a force in South Island bodybuilding for many years, and an inspiration to up-and-coming female competitors.
According to reports, Jayne had allegedly been battling a steroid dependency and more recently alcoholism. Her body was found in rugged Christchurch bush and while law enforcement authorities have ruled out foul play, mystery still surrounds her death. The couple have 6 kids between them, and in a sad coincidence, Alison Shadbolt, 16, and my own daughter had been childhood friends. Condolences to the Shadbolt-Thin family from all of us at Muscle.com.au
Meanwhile the results are as follows for the Saturday comp.
GARDEN CITY OVERALL WINNERS
Mr Garden City Athletic – Yesh Mudaliar
Ms Garden City Figure – Melanie Westland
Mr Garden City Physique – Afi Peppard
Ms Garden City Physique – LisÃ© Burnett
Best Male Performer Afi Peppard
Best Female Performer Rebecca Harvey
Congratulations to all the winners from us at muscle.com.au. It’s always good to see some bodybuilding action down under.
Mr Garden City Physique Afi Peppard