2012 BATTLE OF SCANDINAVIA
by Andrew Michalak
The first edition of Battle of Scandinavia inaugurated this years physique sports competitive season in Europe. Hold in Alingsås, a town located not so far from Gothenburg, on the main line railroad between Stockholm and Gothenburg. The idea born in mind of the Swedish Federation President Kenneth Johansson is aimed to continue former Grand Prix of Sweden in Vasteras, which formula has been finished.
Attracted over 50 athletes, it was an interesting survey of the Swedish who is who in three official sports: womens bodyfitness, mens bodybuilding and classic bodybuilding, while the other Nordic nations entered smaller teams this time.
The biggest sensation was the comeback of the Swedens bodyfitness star Camilla Öhman, bronze medal winner at the 2008 European Championships. And Camilla didnt fail, winning her category as well as the overall title.
The other winners are less known at the continental level, so look at the below photos to evaluate their sport quality.
By Catherine Pachon
Classic bodybuilding over 180 cm (from L): Chris Harnell (1st place) and Conny Hilmersson (2nd place) posing for the audience in the posedown.
Short and Overall category classic bodybuilding winner Martin Hanzel.
Top three in bodyfitness short class (from L): Semiran Dag (2nd place), Lill Nikolaisen (1st place) and Josefin Pettersson (3rd place).
Top three in bodyfitness tall class (from L): Camilla Öhman (1st place), Emelie Lundström (2nd place) and Frida Bålefalk (3rd place).
Bodyfitness overall winner Camilla Öhman.
Top three in bodybuilding up to 91 kg category (from L): Mats Ljung (3rd place), Samir Troudi (1st place) and Deme Laszlo (2nd place).
Top three in bodybuilding over 91 kg category (from L): Rabi Fakhro (1st place), Kevin Koxha (2nd place) and Tomas Tjäder (3rd place).
Bodybuilding overall winner Rabi Fakhro.
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