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The Top IFBB Female Fitness Competitors of 2011
The Top Ten In Female Fitness Competition in 2011
Coming up with the top ten IFBB Fitness competitors this year was a lot easier than doing either the IFBB Figure or the IFBB Bikini Pros.
In years past, the IFBB Fitness has been the most popular, even getting major media attention.
Now both Figure and Bikini have kind of eclipsed this competition, even though it is the second oldest women's division in the IFBB.
This year there were only two major IFBB Fitness competitions in the US, the 2011 IFBB Olympia and the 2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International.
It's kind of sad actually.
There was also the 2011 IFBB New York Pro Fitness, but it's not usually ranked up there with the Arnold and the Olympia.
Not to take anything at all from the ladies in Figure and Bikini, but the ladies in Fitness have to not only look good, but they have to do fitness routines that make aerobic workouts look like a walk in the park.
You could say that the Fitness Pros are really the total package.
The Fitness Olympia started back in 1995 and before Adela Garcia showed up in 2004, Susie Curry held the most victories with four wins in a row.
The Fitness International started in 1997 and Susie Curry still holds the record there with four wins.
So here are the top ten ladies of Fitness in 2011...
1. Adela Garcia
Just like IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins did with Figure, there can be no doubt who the number one lady in fitness was in 2011.
Adela won both the 2011 IFBB Olympia and the 2011 IFBB Arnold Classic again this year.
That makes two wins in a row for her at The Arnold.
Her 2011 Olympia win gives her five straight first place wins.
Actually, she has won every competition she has entered since the IFBB Europa Super Show back in 2007.
2. Tanji Johnson
Right on Adela's heels was the amazing Tanji Johnson.
You may remember Tanji as "Stealth" on the short-lived American Gladiators reboot a few years back. .
This five foot three, 116 pound beauty came in second place at both the 2011 Olympia and the 2011 IFBB Arnold Classic.
Her first Arnold was way back in 2002.
3. Myriam Capes
And right behind Tanji is IFBB Pro Myriam Capes.
Myriam came in third at the 2011 IFBB Olympia and fifth at the 2011 IFBB Arnold Classic.
This is her fourth Olympia appearance and her second time at the Arnold Classic.
4. Trish Warren
Five foot two, 120 pound Trish Warren came in third at The Arnold Classic, her only competition this year.
Trish is married to IFBB Professional Bodybuilder Branch Warren, who is a beast pure and simple!
5. Oksana Grishina
Coming in at number five we have the lovely Oksana Grishina.
I just like Oksana but we all have our favorites right?
She finished fifth at the Olympia and eighth at the Arnold.
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6. Regiane Da Silva
Regiane Da Silva is blonde, five foot six and 116 pounds.
Though Regiane came in at 12th at the Olympia and 7th at the Arnold, she did win the 2011 IFBB FIBO Power Pro Germany.
She's been competing since 2006 and the Power Pro Germany was her first win.
7. Erin Riley
IFBB Pro Erin Riley came in eleventh at the Arnold this year.
She has a strong background in gymnastics and it really shows in her routines.
8. Diana Monteiro
At number eight we have Diana Monteiro.
Diana came in 11th at the Olympia, but she finished in second place at the 2011 IFBB FIBO Power Pro Germany.
9. Nicole Duncan
This Fitness Choreographer from Atlanta, Georgia is the only lady (so far) on this list that was at the 2011 IFBB New York Pro Fitness.
She placed eighth there and tenth at both the Olympia and the Arnold.
10. Michelle Blank
And finally at number ten we have another lady from Georgia, Michelle Blank.
She's also a Special Agent for IRS Criminal Investigation.
Which means she works for Warehouse 13.
(Give yourself 1000 internets if you got that)
Michelle came in sixth at the Olympia, third at the New York Pro Fitness and fourth at the 2011 IFBB Toronto Pro Super Show.
The Best of the Rest of the Female Fitness Competitors
As always, here are the ladies that just missed the top ten this year...
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