A new star has born: Ukrainian athlete Marina Oborska became in the new overall European Champion in Bikini Fitness discipline, after her victory, yesterday 6th May Sunday, at the 2018 EBFF European Championships.

The current Ukrainian national champion (born in Cherkassy, in 1994) is not a newcomer in the IFBB. She got the Bronze Medal, at the 2017 World Junior & Master Championships (Bistrita; Romania) and the Gold Medal and Overall Junior Title, at the 2017 Arnold Classic Europe. Even, she had a direct battle with the 2017 indisputable star Natalia Lugovskikh, at the 2017 ACE, reaching the Silver Medal, after the Russian champion.

Everything changed in Santa Susanna, yesterday Sunday; when Oborska defeated Lugovskikh by 3 points of difference (10 to 13 points) in the judges cards and became in the new Queen at the Super Tall Class (+ 172 cm). Qualified for the Bikini Super Final, Marina Oborska won the overall title, by majority decision, defeating the other 7 winners and surpassing Marina Barkhudarova (Russia) -the first runner up- by 8 points (6 to 14 points).

Picture: Marina Oborska (Ukraine), European Bikini Fitness Champion, awarded by Santa Susanna´s Mayor, Joan Campolier; IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Asian AFBF President, Ochir Gambaatar.

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.

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