MARIGOT—Former track athlete from St. Martin, Florencia Hunt, recently won a competition in Richmond, Virginia, her first major success since turning professional in July, she disclosed over the Christmas period.
Hunt competed in the Organisation of Competition Bodies (OCB) Richmond Pro/Am on December 14 winning in three categories; the Pro division for a cheque of US$1,000, the Open Overall, and her own Open Class.
“My preparation for this one was the easiest for me so far”, she stated in a phone call to the Daily Herald. “I was very pleased over how I did. I was already better prepared, smaller and leaner, so my fat burning coach from South Carolina fine-tuned some things which went very well.
“I had a good team around me. I did my lie detector test because it’s an all-natural show and a urinary test. They want to know you don’t have any drug enhancement in your system. Everybody has to do the lie detector but only the winners have to do the urinary test.”
Hunt thanked her supporters and team and of course her parents who are her number one fans who are always at her side.
“And the kids who make sure I’m not eating things I’m not supposed to eat, my coach Jimmy Leach, my team in South Carolina, and team mates. I do train and prepare myself physically and mentally but working with those people and the help of everyone makes it easier. I didn’t have to go through any chemotherapy this time since the last competition so I was excited about not having to compete while under treatment.”
By winning this competition Hunt finished the season on a high, and is looking forward to more opportunities in 2020 and soliciting sponsors.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Florencia Hunt is a Personal Trainer and a cancer sufferer/survivor.