2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – SANTA SUSANNA – DAY 2

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by Andrew Michalak

2020 IFBB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2nd DAY WINNERS

It was a long competition day, lasting from 09:00 am up to 09:00 pm and included 28 categories. It is not so easy to run the contest in the current epidemic conditions but the Spanish organizers designed carefully all details, so each athlete, each judge, each official exactly know what to do and where to stay. It was a basic requirement by the local Health Authorities to approve the Championships and they control if these rules are followed.
It is also not so easy to run the Federation in these extremely difficult times but having so determined and skillful leader as Dr. Rafael Santonja it can be done. Most of the International Sports Federations canceled all their events planned to be held in 2020, including Olympic Games, but IFBB staged six World Championships: Fit-Model (in Riga), Children Fitness (in Cacak), Juniors (in Cluj-Napoca) as well as Bodybuilding, Fitness and Masters in Santa Susanna. Also European Championships and over a dozen of Diamond Cups and Grand Prix series. Several more are planned for November / December, including Arnold Classic Europe and IFBB World Elite Pro Championships (Santa Susanna). Under the leadership of President Santonja impossible becomes possible!

SATURDAY WINNERS:

WOMEN’S ARTISTIC FITNESS OPEN

 

2020 World Women’s Artistic Fitness open category champion: Oleksandra TARASOVA (Ukraine).

 

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Artistic Fitness open category medal winners (from L to R): Lenka CERVENA (2nd place); Oleksandra TARASOVA (1st place); Karolina HOLBOVA (3rd place).

 

MASTER MEN’S PHYSIQUE 40-44 YEARS OLD

2020 World Master Men’s Physique 40-44 years old category champion: Vladimir LANEVICH (Russia).

2020 IFBB World Championships Master Men’s Physique 40-44 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Mario PAEZ (2nd place); Vladimir LANEVICH (1st place); Williams ANI (3rd place).

 

MASTER MEN’S PHYSIQUE 45-49 YEARS OLD

 

2020 World Master Men’s Physique 45-49 years old category champion: Jean-Philippe CESARI (France).

2020 IFBB World Championships Master Men’s Physique 45-49 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Rui FERREIRA (2nd place); Jean-Philippe CESARI (1st place); Juha VIITALA (3rd place).

 

MASTER MEN’S PHYSIQUE 50 YEARS & OVER

2020 World Master Men’s Physique over 50 years old category champion: Costin ILINCA (Romania).

2020 IFBB World Championships Master Men’s Physique over 50 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Antonio DAMIANO (2nd place); Costin ILINCA (1st place); Jean-Marc BERNARD (3rd place).

 

MASTER MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL

2020 World Master Men’s Physique overall category winner: Vladimir LANEVICH (Russia), congratulated by the IFBB Vice-President Dr. Eng. Adel FAHIM.

2020 World Master Men’s Physique overall category winner: Vladimir LANEVICH (Russia).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S WELLNESS FITNESS OPEN

2020 World Master Women’s Wellness Fitness open category champion: Rebeka CLIMENT (Spain).

2020 World Master Women’s Wellness Fitness open category medal winners (from L to R): Anna ROPPONEN (2nd place); Rebeka CLIMENT (1st place); Liza VERA (3rd place).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS 35-39 YEARS

2020 World Master Women’s Bodyfitness 35-39 years old category champion: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Masters Women’s Bodyfitness 35-39 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Alla SAVCHENKO (2nd place); Alina YAMAN (1st place); Daniela MARTINESCU (3rd place).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS 40-44 YEARS

2020 World Master Women’s Bodyfitness 40-44 years old category champion: Svitlana HORDIIENKO (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Masters Women’s Bodyfitness 40-44 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Jennifer HOLGUERA (2nd place); Svitlana HORDIIENKO (1st place); Olena VASILIEVA (3rd place).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS 45 YEARS & OVER

2020 World Master Women’s Bodyfitness over 45 years old category champion: Tiina NIINIMAKI (Finland).

2020 IFBB World Championships Masters Women’s Bodyfitness over 45 years old category medal winners (from L to R): Maryna YERSHOVA (2nd place); Tiina NIINIMAKI (1st place); Susan HAKALA (3rd place).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVERALL

2020 World Master Women’s Bodyfitness overall winner: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine), congratulated by the IFBB Vice-President Mr. Pawel FILLEBORN and IFBB Anti-Doping Committee Chairman Prof. Mauricio DE ARRUDA (left).

2020 World Master Women’s Bodyfitness overall category champion: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine).

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 173 CM

2020 World Men’s Physique up to 173 cm category champion: Farbad LANG (Sweden).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Physique up to 173 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Milad AMIRI (2nd place); Farbad LANG (1st place); Khurram BUTT (3rd place).

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 179 CM

2020 World Men’s Physique up to 179 cm category champion: Alexandru IORDAN (Romania).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Physique up to 179 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Sebastian SERPESCU (2nd place); Alexandru IORDAN (1st place); Sergiy ROYKO (3rd place).

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 182 CM

2020 World Men’s Physique up to 182 cm category champion: Pierre-Martin MURCIA (France).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Physique up to 182 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Alexander RONCHETTI (2nd place); Pierre-Martin MURCIA (1st place); Damian DOMBROWSKI (3rd place).

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 182 CM

2020 World Men’s Physique over 182 cm category champion: Ilia KARPENKO (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Physique over 182 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Ali NEZAMIZADEH (2nd place); Ilia KARPENKO (1st place); George SOARE (3rd place).

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL

2020 World Men’s Physique overall category winner: Farbad LANG (Sweden), with President SANTONJA and Santa Susanna Mayor, Mr. Joan CAMPOLIER (left).

2020 World Men’s Physique overall category winner Farbad LANG (Sweden).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 70 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding up to 70 kg category champion: Nicola BARLOTTA (Italy).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding up to 70 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Jonay MESA (2nd place); Nicola BARLOTTA (1st place); Daniel BARRAGAN (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 80 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg category champion: Christian RACAN (Austria).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Dawid ZIOLA (2nd place); Christian RACAN 1st place); Eddie CANCHICA (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 85 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg category champion: Sherif ELSHIWY (Egypt).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg category medal winners (from L to R): William RODRIGUEZ (2nd place); Sherif ELSHIW (1st place); Mohamed BENZIANE (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 90 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category champion: Dmytro MARCHENKO (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Andrei SYCHEV (2nd place); Dmytro MARCHENKO (1st place); Sebastian SZMYT (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 95 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category champion: Aleksandr MARTYNKIN (Russia).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Asmar YOUSSEF (2nd place); Aleksandr MARTYNKIN (1st place); Andrius TALACKA (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING OVER 95 KG

2020 World Men’s Bodybuilding over 95 kg category champion: Andrej MANDIC (Austria).

2020 IFBB World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding over 95 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Carlos MORAL (2nd place); Andrej MANDIC (1st place); Tomasz KORNALEWSKI (3rd place).

 

MEN’S BODYBUILDING OVERALL

2020 World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding overall winner Aleksandr MARTYNKIN (Russia), congratulated by President SANTONJA, IFBB Vice-President Dr. Eng. Adel FAHIM and Russian Federation President Aleksandr VISHNEVSKIY (far right).

2020 World Championships Men’s Bodybuilding overall winner Aleksandr MARTYNKIN (Russia).

 

MASTER WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE +35 YEARS, OPEN

2020 World Master Women’s Physique open category champion: Natalia PROKHOROVA (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Master Women’s Physique open category medal winners (from L to R): Peggy BOROCCO (2nd place); Nataliia PROKHOROVA (1st place); Ulrika THUNBERG (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 163 CM

2020 World Women’s Physique up to 163 cm category champion: Mina-Sofia MAHZOON (Sweden).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Physique up to 163 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Aline BECK (2nd place); Mina-Sofia MAHZOON (1st place); Andrijana DABIC (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 163 CM

2020 World Women’s Physique over 163 cm category champion: Nataliia PROKHOROVA (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Physique over 163 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Aleksandra KRZYWORZEKA (2nd place); Nataliia PROKHOROVA (1st place); Liubov POPOVA (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL

2020 World Women’s Physique overall category champion: Nataliia PROKHOROVA (Ukraine) congratulated by the EBFF Vice-President Mr. Jose RAMOS (left) and IFBB Vice-President Mr. Pawel FILLEBORN.

2020 World Women’s Physique overall category champion: Nataliia PROKHOROVA (Ukraine).

 

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS UP TO 158 CM

2020 World Women’s Bodyfitness up to 158 cm category champion: Tiia KAARE (Estonia).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Bodyfitness up to 158 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Dina KASPI (2nd place); Tiia KAARE (1st place); Karina SHCHERBAK (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS UP TO 163 CM

2020 World Women’s Bodyfitness up to 163 cm category champion Tatiana MANDOLINA (Russia).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Bodyfitness up to 163 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Jonna MAKINEN (2nd place); Tatiana MANDOLINA (1st place); Rocio ARAUJO (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS UP TO 168 CM

2020 World Women’s Bodyfitness up to 168 cm category champion: Mira HOTTI (Finland).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Bodyfitness up to 168 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Rejoice GODWIM (2nd place); Mira HOTTI (1st place); Kateryna ISHCHENKO (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVER 168 CM

2020 World Women’s Bodyfitness over 168 cm category champion: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Women’s Bodyfitness over 168 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Dusica DJOKIC (2nd place); Alina YAMAN (1st place); Milla KELAHAARA (3rd place).

 

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVERALL

2020 World Championships Women’s Bodyfitness overall winner: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine), congratulated by President SANTONJA and IFBB Treasurer Mr. Jose RAMOS.

2020 World Women’s Bodyfitness overall winner: Alina YAMAN (Ukraine).

 

MIXED PAIRS OPEN CATEGORY

2020 World Mixed Pairs category champions: Liubov POPOVA – Vadym VASYLEVSKYI (Ukraine).

2020 IFBB World Championships Mixed Pairs open category medal winners (from L to R): Andrijana DABIC – Andrej MENDIC (2nd place); Liubov POPOVA – Vadym VASYLEVSKYI (1st place); Elena MASARYKOVA – Peter TATARKA (3rd place).

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled