Since his childhood his mother told him that he was a bull, because of his physical constitution. This local policeman began with a physical change for a photographic report and ended up at the top of the podium.
Perhaps many know more about Francisco Mederos Melo, local police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 34-year-old like Fran Toro, a nickname he wears for being how his mother baptized him when, as a child, she told him that “he was a little bull.”
A native of El Cardonal, he settled in Candelaria since 2014. He is the youngest of two brothers who, at the hands of their parents, were formed in the values of discipline and seriousness. Although since he was a child he wanted to be a Civil Guard, since he learned about the work of the Local Police, close and present in neighborhoods, he was clear about his future, although in 2005, at the age of 18, he entered the Army, where he remained until 2016, when he exceeded the tests and becomes part of the local security body of Santa Cruz, attached to Traffic.
In the last six weeks has captured the top of the podium of the amateur competitions of Men’s Physique, A career that began almost by chance, since his hobby had always been training with no greater aspiration than being in optimal condition at work. Fran Toro started a nutritional diet in November two years ago by the advisor Jairo García, from Nutri Market. From the 95 kilos he weighed, he went to 75 in September 2020 with the sole objective of making a photographic report that would show the change in physical constitution.
Again the encouragement of Jairo García was essential to undertake a new challenge. Once the book was made, he told him that he saw him with physical attitudes to face sports competitions, to the surprise of Fran himself, who took up the challenge for the competition that was going to take place a year later, on October 3, 2021 This local policeman was already satisfied with attending the event organized by the IFBB Federation in Gran Canaria, and nevertheless he won the Men’s Physique runner-up in the Senior category, in addition to rising as the Most Muscular Champion.
This local policeman from Santa Cruz admits that his sporting evolution came from surprise to surprise thanks to the fact that the Wabba Insular Federation invites him to participate in the Copa Canaria, which took place on October 16 in the municipality of La Victoria de Acentejo, where He also achieved a double: champion of the Canary Islands and absolute champion of Men’s Physique.
But Fran’s upward trajectory had only just begun. The national president of the Wabba Federation invites you to participate in the Spanish Championship that was held on October 30, and took the titles of runner-up and champion of Spain of Men’s Physique 5%. The Tenerife athlete pauses to explain that the addition of 5% allows categories to be established among the participants based on weight and also height.
As he was crowning the podium, the international president of the competition whispered to Fran, who has trained at the Kingdongym gymnasium: “See you in Budapest”; It was the safe conduct to place him in the amateur and world championship of Men’s Physique scheduled for November 14. For this local policeman, these were big words. What began as a challenge to lose weight and face a graphic report to show physical improvement was about to catapult it as an example of a sports practice.
For Fran, the support received from both her partner, Jennifer, and her family was fundamental. Initially, he weighed in not facing the challenge, since he had faced several championships in a short time and that translates into both physical and mental wear and tear.
A call from his partner invited him to reflect and the video call in which his family closed ranks, with the endorsement of Jairo himself, was decisive. And Fran ended up in Hungary. By weighing – with 72 kilos – he was able to participate in the categories of Men’s Physique 0% and 5%. “I had to eat without drinking water all night to gain three kilos,” he explains. On the morning of November 14 last, he rose as champion of both amateur modalities of Mister Universo, which earned him the pro card, the professional Wabba card.
Hours later, on the night of the 14th, the professional championship was held and instead of going for a walk in Budapest, he decided to participate, remaining in third place among the seven professionals who had expressly prepared themselves to be up to the task.
Supplemented and sponsored by Dubai Dates, Fran Toro shares his merits with Jonay Mesa, his personal trainer. «These six weeks of competitions have been very tough; I have experienced an extreme change of mood that has led me to social isolation, because the change of diet affects a lot; There have been some weeks in which I have only eaten fish, lettuce and cucumber », with the satisfaction of meeting the challenge set. For him, the best, the unconditional support of his family, together with the facilities provided by his colleagues and bosses, to the point that the mayor of Santa Cruz and the Councilor for Citizen Security consider create a sports association to help local police officers. He is overwhelmed with success and with pride in the affection of his people.