Oh, wow. I am so jazzed for the upcoming Olympia weekend after watching the IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix Women’s World Bodybuilding Championship and the IFBB Arizona Women’s Pro on the free DigitalMuscle.com Livestream on Saturday. For one thing, the Tim Gardner production, now in its third year, is a female-centric show, with a bill that includes all five women’s divisions.
When Oksana Grishina announced onstage at the Arnold Sports Festival last March that she'd be retiring after the 2017 Olympia, the physique world gave a collective, "Say, what? At the height of her talents? In a sport where no one can touch her?" Grishina had just earned her fourth consecutive Fitness International title, performing perhaps her most challenging routine, involving a Cyr wheel and Queen's "The Show Must Go On."
It's 2017, and while there are several champions positioned to defend their titles, the odds may favor the slew of challengers. There are 15 athletes qualified in fitness, 31 in figure, 40 in bikini, and 28 in women's physique—all poised to make this interesting. With the Olympia only weeks away, here's your rundown on the movers and shakers to watch in each division. Mark your cards—and forgive me if I mix my gambling metaphors.
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