2012 EUROPEAN WOMENíS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
AFTER THE REGISTRATION
LIST OF COMPETITORS
by Andrew Michalak
The next IFBB record has been broken: first time in history the barrier of 30 countries participating in the European Womenís Championships has been broken: exactly 30 countries sent their national teams to this yearís Championships. The next interesting news: the new sport - athletic fitness will debut in the IFBB at these Championships. There are two menís categories and one womenís category. Altogether, 167 athletes have been registered, what is also a new record of participation. The most overcrowded categories are: womenís bikini fitness (21 athletes) and womenís bodyfitness over 168 cm (17 athletes). IFBB policy to promote womenís fitness has also been visible: the number of athletes have been raised over 20 this time, compared to 13 in 2011 and 16 in 2010.
The biggest stars?
Womenís fitness up to 163 cm: world champion Melinda Szabo, medal winners: Dominika Multanova, Olga Volokh and world junior champion Laura Cupsa.
Womenís fitness over 163 cm: world champion Natalia Chukaeva, European champion Natalia Nazarenko-Kiivikas, former world junior champion Oksana Orobets.
Menís fitness: world champion Oleg Anissimov.
Womenís bodybuilding up to 55 kg: world championships runner-up Ludmila Tuboltseva. .
Womenís bodybuilding over 55 kg: world championships runner-up Olga Puzanova.
Womenís bodyfitness up to 163 cm: world champion Zrinka Fiser.
Womenís bodyfitness up to 168 cm: world champion Eakterina Gamagina, worlds runner-up Daniela Pfeiffer, worlds finalists Adela Ondrejovicova.
Womenís bodyfitness over 168 cm: world overall champion Yulia Ushakova.
Womenís athletic fitness: winner from Tallinn Esta Pilt, incredibly strong Helena Forsen (59 dips), former world bodybuilding champion Alina Cepurnienie.
Menís athletic fitness: winner from Tallinn, Loaded Cup and many other Nordic contests: Ako Rahim.
IFBB Office registration: Alexandr Timoshenko and Olga Puzanova.
Ukrainian Team manager Iryna Delieva.
Former world bodybuilding champion and Tyumenís ďAntey GymĒ manager Natalia Proskuryakova.
Former world fitness champion Iveta Statsenko with Alexandr Timoshenko.
In front of the official Porin Hotel in Zagreb.
Hungarian Team with its President Istvan Huber.
Famous IFBB MC Armando Marquez.
Former world bodybuilding champion Monica Muresan.
Firmer world bodybuilding champion Alina Cepurnienie.
Austrian Federation President Dr. Wolfgang Schober with his athlete.
Latvian Federation President and IFBB international judge Christina Vedernikova (right) checking the competitorís attire.
Russian Federation general Secretary and famous trainer from Tyumen Eugene Koltun with Christina Vedernikova.
The line awaiting for registration.
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