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Bodybuilding: Nigeria’s James Chima Sunday Triumphs At 2024 IFBB West African Championships

Bodybuilding: Nigeria’s James Chima Sunday Triumphs At 2024 IFBB West African Championships

The 2024 IFBB West African Championships held in Accra, Ghana, ended on a high note for Nigeria as Abuja’s very own James Chima Sunday claimed the overall title in men’s bodybuilding, earning him the prestigious IFBB Elite Pro Card and marking his transition to a professional

At just 22 years old, James has brought immense pride and joy to Nigeria, showcasing the capability and resilience of a homegrown talent on the international stage.

Born and raised in Nkanu, Enugu State, James has not only stood out for
his impressive physical statistics—standing 176 cm tall and weighing
95 kg—but also for his mental fortitude and dedication to the sport.

Beginning his journey in bodybuilding just six years ago, James quickly
made a name for himself by winning a silver medal at the 2023 IFBB West
African Championship. His recent victory is a testament to his hard work
and the meticulous training regimen he has developed over the years.

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James’s approach to bodybuilding is unique and strategic. He focuses
on the crucial negative phase of each exercise, which has significantly
enhanced his muscle development and strength. His nutrition regimen,
alternating between high carbs for bulking and increased protein for
cutting, is tailored to optimize his performance and physique.

Inspired by bodybuilding legends like Sergio Oliva and Phil Heath, James
aspires to not only compete but also leave a lasting impact in the world
of bodybuilding. His advice to newcomers in the sport is simple yet
powerful: consistency is key. It is this consistency that has led him to
numerous victories and now, a promising professional career ahead.

James’s achievement at the IFBB West African Championships is not just
a personal victory but a monumental moment for Nigeria. It serves as an
inspiration to many young athletes in Nigeria and across Africa, proving
that with dedication, discipline, and support, reaching the global stage
is within reach. His journey from a small town in Enugu to the
international arena in Ghana embodies the spirit of Nigerian resilience
and talent.

As James Chima Sunday continues to elevate his career and set new
benchmarks, his journey remains a beacon of hope and motivation for
aspiring athletes in Nigeria and across Africa. His success at the 2024
IFBB West African Championships is not just a personal triumph but a
moment of national pride, further solidifying Nigeria’s standing in the
international bodybuilding community. As he prepares for future
competitions, James’s story from a small town in Enugu to global
recognition remains a powerful testament to what Nigerian youth can
achieve on the world stage.

On Instagram, James Chima Sunday can be found as @Jcsunday10.

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