The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival Preview: Women To Watch


Last yr’s champions Oksana Grishina, Latorya Watts, and India Paulino are again to defend their titles in opposition to a number of veterans and promising new expertise.

With an unheard-of 34 contestants battling it out for the Women’s Physique International title, it is anyone’s guess if Autumn Swansen can keep on prime. Latorya Watts is closely favored, as is three-time defending champion Oksana Grishina. And with all prime six winners again, India Paulino may have her work lower out for her.

Fitness International: It’s Anyone’s Game!

Oksana Grishina, present Fitness International champion, shall be returning to defend her title for the fourth yr in a row. Grishina left fairly an impression final yr on all who witnessed her gravity-defying Michael Jackson-themed routine. If she has maintained and even improved final yr’s show of creativity, flexibility and excellent physique, she shall be very tough to beat.

Veterans Bethany Wagner, Regina Da Silva, and final yr’s runner up, Whitney Jones, are again this yr to see if they will dethrone the present champion. While these girls have every come very near that first-place spot, Oksana at all times brings that further edge to show them again.

This yr additionally welcomes new invitees Marta Aguiar, Tiffany Chandler, Ariel Khadr, Kristine Duba, Dominique Matthews, Missy Farrell, and Rebecca Sizemore, all of whom will certainly spice issues up.

Fitness International makes use of a two-score system in accordance by which rivals are judged on each their physiques and all the weather of their health routine. Will one of many a number of new faces be capable to use this technique to dislodge an undisputable champion? Awaiting the reply to that query may make this yr’s occasion probably the most thrilling but.

Arnold Sports Festival Preview: Women To Watch

Oksana Grishina, Bethany Wagner, Regina Da Silva, and Whitney Jones

2017 Competitors

  • Marta Aguiar
  • Tiffany Chandler
  • Regina Da Silva
  • Kristine Duba
  • Missy Farrell
  • Fiona Harris
  • Oksana Grishina
  • Whitney Jones
  • Ariel Khadr
  • Dominique Matthews
  • Ashley Sebera
  • Rebecca Sizemore
  • Aurika Tyrgale
  • Bethany Wagner

Bikini International: It’s a Rematch!

This yr’s Bikini International seems to be a rematch of how issues performed out final yr. All prime six winners, together with the present Bikini International champion, India Paulino, shall be returning to combat for the title.

The record contains final yr’s runner-up Justine Munroe, third-place finisher Janet Layug, fourth-place finisher and Bikini Olympia runner-up Angelica Teixeira, our present Bikini Olympia and final yr’s fifth-place finalist Courtney King, and 2016 sixth-place finisher Michelle Sylvia. A crowded, aggressive area.

Keep an eye fixed out for an improved Stephanie Mahoe, who did not have the very best 2016, however returned to the stage with a 2nd place end a couple of weeks in the past on the IFBB Legends Pro. We also can depend on some stiff competitors from stunner Jennifer Ronzitti, who had an amazing 2016 with wins on the Toronto and Baltimore Grand Prix, in addition to a 5th-place end on the Olympia.

With some new faces and powerful veterans added to this record, it is unattainable to foretell who will find yourself on the prime of the rostrum this time round. Stay tuned!

The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival Preview: Women To Watch

India Paulino, Janet Layug, Courtney King, and Stephanie Mahoe

Bikini International Competitor List

  • Narmin Assria
  • Sara Back
  • Romina Basualdo
  • Bianca Berry
  • Iveth Carreon
  • Natoshia Coleman
  • Marcia Goncalves
  • Anita Herbert
  • Janet Layug
  • Courtney King
  • Stephanie Mahoe
  • Christie Marquez
  • Justine Munro
  • India Paulino
  • Jennifer Ronzitti
  • Michelle Sylvia
  • Angelica Teixeira
  • Elizabeth Yisrael

Figure International: Can Momentum Be Interrupted?

Latorya Watts has been on a significant profitable streak since 2015. She began her run by profitable the New York Pro that yr, adopted by 2 consecutive Figure Olympia titles (2015-16), after which last year’s Figure International title. Needless to say, Latorya will try to proceed her momentum by defending her 2016 Figure International title.

Accompanying Watts would be the remainder of final yr’s prime six finishers together with Camala Rodriguez (2nd place), Gennifer Strobo (0.33 place), Candice Lewis-Carter (fourth place), Cydney Gillon (5th place), and [Heather Dees]( ] [END]) (6th place).

Add to that forged Brittany Campbell, 2016 New York Pro winner, and Swann De La Rosa, 2016 Toronto Pro winner and fifth-place Olympia finisher, and it is all up for grabs.

The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival Preview: Women To Watch

Latorya Watts, Candice Lewis-Carter, Camala Rodriguez, and Brittany Campbell

2017 Figure International Competitor List

  • Brittany Campbell
  • Swann De La Rosa
  • Michele De Silva Pinto
  • Heather Dees
  • Cydney Gillon
  • Ivana Ivusic
  • Candice Lewis-Carter
  • Vera Mallet
  • Julie Mayer
  • Krystal Ricci
  • Camala Rodriguez
  • Carly Starling-Horrell
  • Gennifer Strobo
  • Nikolett Vasvari
  • Latorya Watts

Women’s Physique International: The Field is Wide Open

For the 0.33 yr, the Professional Women’s Physique division will compete on the Arnold stage with 34 ladies battling it out for the highest spots. This is essentially the most rivals we have ever seen on this occasion.

Unlike different divisions, rivals on this occasion will need to have a top-10 end. Among these competing is present Women’s Physique International champion Autumn Swansen. None of the opposite ladies from final yr’s remaining prime 9 placings shall be returning to the stage, leaving the sector extensive open for brand spanking new rivals.

2017 Women’s Physique Competitor List

  • Tomefafa Ameko
  • B Barnett
  • Daniely Castilho
  • Cinzia Clapp
  • Antoinette Downie
  • Lorena Inarra Duque
  • Jessica Gaines
  • Heather Grace
  • Rocio Guillen
  • Hanna Hallman
  • Sheronica Henton
  • Melanie Horton
  • Michelle Jin
  • Rosela Joseph
  • Candrea Judd-Adams
  • Anne Marie Kam
  • Carrie Lawyer
  • Loan Leonard
  • Zoa Linsey
  • Sandra Lombardo
  • Geraldine Morgan
  • Jaquita Person
  • Dona Pohl
  • Tamara Qureshi
  • Leonie Rose
  • Lisa Marie Sanders
  • Angel Saucier
  • Diana Schnaidt
  • Autumn Swansen
  • Indrell Thomas
  • Leila Thompson
  • Brooke Walker
  • Margita Zamolova

(Editor references)

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