Sports Eliminator takes place
Tension was running high as the contestants competing for a place at the Miss World 2012 Sports Final (Thurs 9th August) warmed up ahead of the first sports eliminator today. A gruelling set of challenges awaited them, all overseen by our resident taskmaster, complete with whistle!
The ladies were divided into four groups as part of the Miss World team challenge. Chants of ‘Come on Group One’ and ‘Let’s go Group Four’ were heard. Group Two donned black war paint, and Group Three were seen in a tactical huddle in the lobby before heading to the arena!
The six highest-scoring contestants from each group will qualify, and the final will see them compete in group challenges, as well as individual ones.
After a few warm up laps, the contestants faced their first challenge. Each lady had to complete as many step-ups as possible within the allotted time, then sit ups, press ups, burpees (which everyone described as excruciating!) and finally, lunges. Independent adjudicators counted each successful manoeuvre and these will now be tallied up to find the contestants going through.
When most of us would be falling on the floor with exhaustion, the contestants looked almost serene. The competition looks set to be a close run thing.
A brave fight was put up by all but to find out the countries who have secured a place in the final, check back here on MissWorld.com.