Below is an update from the ongoing Mr. World 2010 competition in Incheon, Korea. The candidates were fielded in a number of sports challenges to test their physical fitness and teamwork. They were divided into four color-coded groups and, so far, the Red Team (which includes Mr. World-Philippines Alvin de Joya) is proving to be the winningest of the lot.
Here is the article about the Marine Training Challenge…
Mr World Red team wins in the Marine Training challenge
The Top 5 challengers from each of the 4 groups of Mr. World 2010 delegates faced each other this Monday morning, March 15, for another sports challenge, a marine training with the Korean Marine Corps.
20 challengers (5 each from the Black, Blue, Red and Yellow teams) embarked on a physically-challenging boat race on a beach at the Silmi Island in South Korea.
And the Red Team emerged as champion which was composed of Mr. Philippines Alvin De Joya, Mr. Russia Sergey Kolenchikov, Mr. Sweden Alexander Shirpey, Mr. South Africa Jaco de Bruyn and Mr. USA Ivan Rusilko. Congrats guys! These 5 have proven that they are the most physically-fit of them all.
In 2nd place was the Yellow Team.
Marines don’t faze Red Team as they triumph at army base
Mr World soldiers from each group battled it out under the watchful eye of Korean Marine Corps this morning as they took part in a training exercise at a military base in Silmi Island.
Dressed in army outfits provided by the Marines they went through a dicipline routine with a ‘Byung-Jang’, the South Korean equivalent to an officer. The point of the exercise was to install dicipline, commitment and concentration. The Mr World cadets responded to their commands by marching to the army whistle and giving the official Korean salute.
The test ended on the beach of the island where the teams did some more stamina building exercises. After completing the exercises there was one last challenge. They had to race each other round a 500m course, but there was a catch. They had to carry a 100kg boat on their heads during the race!
First the Yellow team defeated the Blues, who were leading until the last 10 metres, in a very close contest. Then the Red team beat the Blacks, who were disqualified for dropping the boat. The two winners faced each other in a tense final which saw the Red’s pip the Yellow team to the finish line and they deserved to be crowned Mr World Marine Champions.
The Marine Training contestants were:
Black Team: Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, Macedonia FYRO and Lebanon
Red Team: Sweden, United States, South Africa, Russia and Phillipines
Blue Team: Belarus, Cyprus, Angola, Denmark and Canada
Yellow Team: France, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Kazakhstan & Kenya
Below is a video clip of the said event: