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IFBB International Women's Contests
48 Women Compete in Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Contests:
Oriquen and Kyle seek title
in Ms. International Contest
Hendershott top contender in
Figure Contest attracts 18 shapely women
– Four-time winner Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia and three-time winner Iris Kyle lead a
field of 14 women bodybuilders seeking a share of $55,500 in prize money in the
21st Ms. International Contest March 7.
Oriquen won the event in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008. Kyle won in 2004, 2006, and 2007.
Thirty-four other women, including Central Ohio’s Jen
Hendershott and Julie Palmer, also will vie for $99,000 in the Fitness
International and Figure International contests.
“The match-up between Yaxeni Oriquen and Iris Kyle will be a
great one because both are at the top of their game and finish consistently
high in international competition,” says Arnold Sports Festival Co-Producer Jim
Preliminary judging rounds for the three women’s contests
will be at noon, March 6 on the stage of the Arnold Fitness EXPO at the Greater
Columbus Convention Center. Finals are
at 7 pm in Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
The Ms. International competition gives women
bodybuilders an opportunity to compete professionally. Nine women have held the
title since Schwarzenegger and Lorimer started it in 1989.
Sixteen Fitness International competitors will be
judged in categories of strength, body tone, shape, flexibility, creativity,
choreography, athletic competence and performance, Lorimer said. 2005 winner Jennifer Hendershott leads the
During the Figure International competition, 18 women
with the world’s fittest, most shapely female physiques will be judged in two
rounds of posing, Lorimer said. The
figure contest differs from the fitness event in that it does not judge
acrobatic skills and routines.
daily ticket to the Arnold Fitness EXPO includes access to the women’s events
prejudging and many other competitions and events. Tickets for the finals are $50 and $75; finals are at Veterans
Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are
available at the doors or from Ticketmaster, (614) 431-3600, or at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold.
Ms. International Competitors
Heather (Policky) Armburst
Iris Floyd Kyle
Maria Del Carmen Gomez
2009 Fitness International Competitors
Regiane Da Silva
2009 Figure Competitors
Heather Mae French
Sonia (Adcock) Gonzales
Brenda Marie Smith
Arnold Sports Festival National Sponsors: GNC, All American EFX, Amino Vital, Bodybuilding.com,
Champion Nutrition, Gaspari Nutrition, German American Technologies, Gold’s
Gym, Jan Tana, MHP, MuscleTech, NetJets, Optimum Nutrition, Star Trac, Supro,
Twinlab, Universal Nutrition, and Vitamin Shoppe.
Arnold Fitness EXPO Sponsors: Bodybuilding.com,
BodyWell, Bulk Nutrition, EP2, ISS, Labrada Nutrition, MET-Rx, MRI, MRM,
NxLabs, Prolab, Proto Whey, SAN, and Triarco Industries.
Arnold Sports Festival Local Sponsors: 3 Point, American Dairy Association Mideast
(3-A Day), City Scene Magazine, Columbus
Dispatch (Alive), Huntington Banks, Metro Fitness, NetJets, Qfm96, Raisin
Rack, Ricart.com, and Time Warner Cable.
more information see our website: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
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