THREE (contests) IN ONE (weekend) plus OLYMPIA
by Andrew Michalak
The last weekend of September (28thĖ30th) will be a very meaningful one in the IFBB activity.
In professional bodybuilding, the most prestigious contest will be held in Las Vegas, USA: The Olympia Weekend.
In amateur bodybuilding, Europe will explode with three big international competitions:
- Norway Open in Trondheim
- International Womenís Cup ďRiga Pearl 2012Ē in Riga, Latvia
- International Austria Cup in Vienna
Olympia Weekend main question is if Phil Heath will defend his Mr. Olympia title won last year against attacking top challengers: Kai Greene, Dennis Wolf, Dexter Jackson, Branch Warren and others? Altogether, 24 world top pro bodybuilders qualified to this contest this year but two top players: Jay Cutler and Victor Martinez withdrew due to the injury. According to bodybuilding.com also Cedric McMillan, Jon Delarosa and Juan Morel will not participate and Balto Abbaspour may not be competing either.
More info on the Olympia Weekend at: http://www.ifbbpro.com/ and http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2012-olympia-weekend-coverage.html. As usual, bodybuilding.com will provide a live, free webcast.
Day by day, we will present short information on our three amateur events. This time we present :
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012
City: Trondheim, Norway
Venue: Olavshallen, Kj?pmannsgt. 44, 7011 Trondheim
More info at: http://norwayopen.no/informasjon.html
This contest organized by the Norwegian Federation (NKF) offers a substantial prize money of 120 000 NOK (over 16 000 EUR), the biggest in the Norwegian bodybuilding history.
Distribution of prizes:
Women's Fitness overall, Men's Fitness overall, Women's Athletic Fitness overall, Men's Athletic Fitness overall, Women's Bikini Fitness overall, Women's Classic Bodybuilding overall, Women's Bodybuilding overall Ė 5000 NOK (673 EUR) for winners of each overall title.
Men's Classic Bodybuilding overall winner NOK 15.000 (2.020 EUR)
Women's Bodyfitness overall winner NOK 20.000 (2.693 EUR)
Men's Bodybuilding overall winner NOK 50.000 (6.730 EUR)
- Womenís Fitness open
- Menís Fitness open
- Women's Athletic Fitness: 163 cm, over 163 cm
- Men's Athletic Fitness: 175 cm, over 175 cm
- Women's Bikini Fitness: 163 cm, over 163 cm
- Women's Bodyftness Newcomers open
- Women's Bodyfitness: 163 cm, over 163 cm
- Women's Classic Bodybuilding open
- Men's Classic Bodybuilding: 180 cm, over 180 cm
- Women's Bodybuilding open
- Menís Bodybuilding: 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg i +100 kg.
All participating athletes must be members of the IFBB affiliated National Federations and should be nominated by their respective National Federation. There is a participating fee of 70 EUR per competitor.
Registration (weigh-in): Friday, September 28th, hours: 18:00 - 20:00, in Kaliber Gym, Vestre Rosten 71, Trondheim.
Contest schedule (Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2012):
As for September 20th, 184 athletes have been nominated to this event! Among them we can see IFBB international stars:
- Christian Egner (Norway) Ė the first European Athletic Fitness overall champion
- Rookie Westin (Sweden) Ė European Championships Athletic Fitness bronze medal winner (175 cm category)
- Thomas Hjelde Thoresen (Norway) - European Championships Athletic Fitness finalist
- Kristina Dybdahl (Denmark) Ė winner of many Nordic contests, including latest edition of the Oslo Grand Prix and Loaded Cup (Classic Bodybuilding overall) but this time we will see Kristina inÖ Bodybuilding.
- Oksana Orobets (Ukraine) Ė two-time world junior fitness champion and 2012 European Championships bronze medal winner.
- Adam Adamski (Poland) Ė finalist of the World and European Bodybuilding Championships, Cup of Poland winner.
- Peter Lagermand (Denmark) Ė Arnold Amateur Championships bronze medal winner.
2012 European athletic fitness overall champion Christian Egner (Norway).
2012 Loaded Cup classic bodybuilding overall winner: Kristina Dybdahl (Denmark).
2012 European Championships womenís fitness bronze medal winner: Oksana Orobets (Ukraine).
Adam Adamski 10 days before Norwegian Open.
Previous edition (2010) of Norway Open bodybuilding overall winner: Ayad Kadem Musa.
2010 Norway Open womenís athletic fitness winner, nobody else but the current European champion Helena Forsťn (Sweden).
Wonderful audience of the Store Sal.
The Olavshallenís Store Sal with 1240 seats.
The Trondheim area.
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