With outstanding victory of Spaniard athletes, in the absolute Bodybuilding categories; the 1st. IFBB President Santonja´s Cup held in Nafplio (Greece), recent weekend 23rd-25th March, has been a great success in the sport, social and institutional area.

A wide number of athletes from Europe, Africa, América and Asia participated at this event, included in the 2018 World Ranking with 7 points for every winner; and Elite Pro Qualifier, spreading up to 3 Pro Cards in the Super Finals.

IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja attended the event to meet with Greek Federation executives and institutional personalities; besides to present the Elite Pro Cards to the overall winners. The event was the first one celebrated in Europe, in this season, reaching a wide participation from national federations.

The winners were, as follows:


▪ Middle Weight (85 kg): Alberto Galán (Spain)
▪ Heavy Weight (-100 kg): Abel Martín (Spain)
▪ Super Heavy (+100 kg): Martí Pozzi (Spain)
▪ Master (Open): Ott Kiivikas (Estonia)
▪ Junior (Open): Lubos Kvasnicka (Czech Rep.)


▪ Short Class (-175 cm): Abdelkarim Ammari (Qatar)
▪ Tall Class (+175 cm): Adrian Cyronek (Poland)
▪ Master (Open): Boris Palovic (Slovakia)


▪ Muscular (Open): Fahad Alattwi (Saudi Arabia)


▪ Master (Open): Spiridon Kefalonitis (Greece)
▪ Short Class (-173 cm): Dimitros Drakos (Greece)
▪ Middle Class (-180 cm): Shahin Nejad (Sweden)
▪ Tall Class (+180 cm): Alexander Lavreev (Rusia)


▪ Short Class (-160 cm): Hanna Skvortsova (Ukraine)
▪ Middle Class (-164 cm): Hanna Kulinich (Russia)
▪ Tall Class (-169 cm): Timea Trajtelova (Slovakia)
▪ Super Tall Class (+169 cm): Renata Nowak (Poland)
▪ Junior (Open): Timea Trajtelova (Slovakia)
▪ Master (Open) Elena Severova (Rusia)


▪ Wellness (Open): Evgenia Sokolova (Russia)


▪ Bodyfitness (Open): Marta Laskowska (Poland)
▪ Master (Open): Marta Laskowska (Poland)



Bodybuilding: Martí Pozzi (Spain)
Classic Bodybuilding: Abdelkarim Ammari (Qatar)
Men´s Physique: Shahin Nejad (Sweden)
Bikini: Hanna Kucinich (Russia)

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 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