Fitness Expo 2010, Finland
Fitness Expo 2010, Finland
Report by K.P. Ourama, President of IFBB Finland
Fitness Expo was held first time in 1996 but in 2003 it has grown as a multisports event as it is now. This year Fitness Expo was held on October 9th and 10th at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki which is the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland. The event gathered thousands of bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts throughout the sport during the weekend to follow the top-level competitions, and to explore the fitness industry trade shows.
Fitness Expo has always consist sports like Body Fitness, Fitness, Classic Body Building and Bodybuilding Finnish Championship are been held in Fitness Expo for years and last few years powerlifting competition named Bullfarm Powerlifting Championships. Bodybuilding, fitness, body fitness and classic bodybuilding are very popular sports in Finland and at the 2010 Finnish Championships competed 150 athletes which were already qualified to compete.
This years special guest was the U.S. Amabassador to Finland Bruce J. Oreck. Ambassador Oreck is a huge bodybuilding fan as he won Colorado Masters Championships a few years ago. He was given the Fitness Expo Award in recognition of his great publicity to the sport of bodybuilding and fitness in Finland
Fitness Expo is organized by KP Fitness Productions with co-operation of Finnish Bodybuilding Federation, IFBB Finland and Bullfarm Powerlifting Team. Fitness Expo main sponsors were Mass Nutrition (www.mass.fi), Better Bodies / GASP, Body Magazine and Hur Finland.
2010 Finnish Championships proved that bodybuilding is very much alive and well as the amount of competitors hit the all time record 70 competitors. Antti Jurvansuu was decleared as the 100 kg class winner as well as the overall winner. Antti had almost 17 years break of competition but he looked just as good as he was in 1994 European Championships where he was runner up in the heavy weight class. Antti will continue his career as a bodybuilder even though he is very busy with his work as an attorney.
Superheavyweight title went to much improved Timo Honkala with almost over sized biceps. This 46 year old athlete improves everytime he competes. The last time he got on stage was five years ago.
Sampo Kirjovaara was winner of light-heavy weight class. He was as ripped as a man can be with good proportions, a clear winner for his class.
Sami Maaniemi took the middleweight class. He was much improved especially his legs were up to par his wide upper body. Nice lines and good condition too!
Petri Perttula took lightweight class and made a great comeback after two years break.
Only two women appeared in womens class. Suvi Heinonen was the winner and Taina Piikki took the second place.
Body fitness & fitness
Body fitness under 163 cm class was the best ever in Finland. The winner Laura Tolonen took her victory over top shaped Kati Alander who placed fourth place a week before in Body Fitness World Championships held in Mexico City. Laura and Kati represented very different physique lines so it was obvious that the judges had hard time to make their decisions. This time Laura was the winner and Kati have to take the second place..
Tall class went to Tuija Sinikunnas, the second place went to Maarit Ohtonen and Niina Mielonen was third. Lauta Tolonen was the winner of the overall title in Body Fitness Classes.
Fitness class winner was Nora Yrjölä.
Womens Classic Bodybuilding winner was Minna Vento who won the title two years ago. Mens classic bodybuilding under 175 cm winner was Tuukka Heikkinen with very ripped physique. Classic bodybuilding under 180 cm winner was Tuomas Kuronen who took the overall title as well.
Tall class, over 180 cm, winner was Toni Hinkkala who have improved a lot and he has the best arms in the show.
Bullfarm Powerlifting Champioships were held right after the pre-judging day on Saturday. This was one of the best level powerlifting event in the World in 2010. Finnish superman Joonas Rantanen won by doing 520 kg on squat and 1250 kg total. English Andy Bolton and Icelands Benedict Magnusson has the biggest deadlift contest ever and Bolton won it by lifting 445 kg. Magnusson did 442,5 kg but lost to Bolton on the deadliest lift ever. It was a real heavy lifts night all 8 competitors lifted over 1000 total results!
BODYBUILDING women, open class
1. Suvi Heinonen, Team Force, Riihimäki
2. Taina Piikkilä, Team SportLife, Tampere
BODYBUILDING Men 70 kg
1. Petri Perttula, Wellmax Team, Mikkeli
2. Henri Kukkonen, GB Gym, Helsinki
3. Esa Kukkonen, Hardcore Team, Varkaus
4. Jari Juurakko, Team Body, Heinola
5. Timo Hainimo, Team Body, Tampere
BODYBUILDING Men - 80 kg
1. Sami Maaniemi, Hardcore Team, Helsinki
2. Mika Simonen, Team Energy, Joensuu
3. Marko Lindqvist, Wellmax Team , Turku
4. Kari Tarvainen, Team SportLife, Kausala
5. Juha Hakala, Team Powerhouse, Tampere
6. Jari Laine, Team Bullfarm, Pirkkala
BODYBUILDING Men - 90 kg
1. Sampo Kirjovaara, Mansen Body Club ry., Tre
2. Markus Heinänen, Team Classic Gym, Oulu
3. Ilkka Mursu, Team Pro-Am, Oulu
4. Juha Engberg, Team Leader, Tuusula
5. Markku Ylijoutsijärvi, Team Pro-Am, Tre
6. Jukka Virta, Team Gym 99, Kuopio
BODYBUILDING Men - 100 kg
1. Antti Jurvansuu, Dream Team, Oulu
2. Markku Suonsivu, 4betterlife Team, Porvoo
3. Kimmo Salo, Team Body, Tampere
4. Timo Blomberg, Wellmax Team, Helsinki
5. Jukka Vihavainen, Hardcore Team, Helsinki
6. Lasse Pajunoja, Bullfarm Team, Sastamala
BODYBUILDING Men + 100 kg
1. Timo Honkala, Team Pakkotoisto, Mustasaari
2. Ari Kokkonen, Team SDM ry, Kuopio
3. Niko Koskinen, Team SportLife, Helsinki
4. Samuli Koutajoki, Kuntoksks K&M Team, Kausala
5. Sami Jääskeläinen, Wellmax Team, Turku
6. Rami Aaltonen, Mansen Body Club ry., Tampere
Overall: Antti Jurvansuu
CLASSIC BODYBUILDING womens class
1. Minna Vento, Hardcore Team, Vantaa
2. Jonna Alaspää, Hardcore Team, Espoo
3. Iina-Lydia Pihlainen, Team SportLife, Helsinki
4. Emma Reunanen, Wellmax Team, Helsinki
5. Maarit Peräsuo, Wellmax Team, Kuopio
6. Jonna Musakka, BG Team, Kotka
CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 175 cm
1. Tuukka Heikkinen, Team Fittari, Joensuu
2. Matias Kari, Hardcore Team, Tammela
3. Antti Savolainen, Hardcore Team, Vantaa
4. Antti Rossi, Team Gym 99, Kuopio
5. Janne Mäkelä, Team Classic Gym, Kangasala
6. Juho Passila, Team Classic Gym, HML
CLASSIC BODYBUILDING 180 cm
1. Tuomas Kuronen, Wellmax Team, Kaarina
2. Tero Willström, Team Body, Loviisa
3. Voitto Suosaari, Team Force, Jämsä
4. Rami Suontausta, Wellmax Team, Huittinen
5. Jose Loikkanen, Hard Power Team-95, Varkaus
6. Kalle Jansson, Team Body, Helsinki
CLASSIC BODYBUILDING + 180 cm
1. Toni Hinkkala, Team Force, Heinola
2. Antti Filatoff, BG Team, Tampere
3. Jussi Rintamäki, T. Mansen Body Club, Tre
4. Juha Huhtala, Team SportLife, Kouvola
5. Jussi Rantakari, T. Mansen Body Club, Tre
6. Jukka Kuure, Team Classic Gym, Oulu
Overall: Toni Hinkkala
1. Nora Yrjölä, Team UFS, Helsinki
2. Petra Rautakallio, Team Gym 99, Kuopio
3. Anni Järvelä, Team Body, Jyväskylä
4. Reeta Miettinen, Team Body, Espoo
5. Riikka Pitkänen, Team Body, Tampere
6. Tiina Pekkala, Team Fitbody, Ruukki
BODY FITNESS - 163 CM
1. Laura Tolonen, Team Body Art, Lahti
2. Kati Alander, Dream Team, Oulu
3. Kati Raatikainen, T. Mansen Body Club, Nokia
4. Maria Juvas, Wellmax Team, Helsinki
5. Janika Raina, Team Classic Gym,
6. Terhi Kivistö, Team Jiipee, Rovaniemi
BODY FITNESS + 163 CM
1. Tuija Sinikunnas, Team Pro-Am, Oulu
2. Maarit Ohtonen, Team Balance, Kajaani
3. Niina Mielonen, Team SportLife, Ylöjärvi
4. Annemari Lyytinen, Team Classic Gym, Oulu
5. Anne-Mari Laakso, Team Powerclub, Valko
6. Hanna Aalto, Team Body, Tampere
Overall: Laura Tolonen
Picture names + texts
Timo Hainimo (5th), Petri Perttula (1st), Jari Juurakko (4th), Henri Kukkonen (2nd), Esa Kukkonen (3rd).
Marko Lindqvist (3rd), Sami Maaniemi (1st), Mika Simonen (2nd), Juha Hakala (5th), Jari Laine (6th).
Sampo Kirjovaara (1st), Markus Heinänen (2nd), Juha Engberg (4th).
Markku Suonsivu (2nd), Jukka Vihavainen (5th), Kimmo Salo (3rd), Antti Jurvansuu (1st), Timo Blomberg
Timo Honkala (1st), Samuli Koutajoki (4th), Rami Aaltonen (6th), Ari Kokkonen (2nd), Niko Koskinen (3rd)
Kati Raatikainen (3rd), Laura Tolonen (1st), Kati Alander (2nd), Maria Juvas (4th), Terhi Kivistö (6th)
Anna-Mari Laakso (5th), Maarit Ohtonen (2nd), Annemari Lyytinen (4th), Tuija Sinikunnas (1st), Niina Mielonen (3rd), Hanna Aalto (6th)
Juho Passila (6th), Janne Mäkelä (5th), Tuukka Heikkinen (1st), Matias Kari (2nd), Antti Rossi (4th), Antti Savolainen (3rd).
Tero Willström (2nd), Voitto Suosaari (3rd), Tuomas Kuronen (1st)
Jukka Kuure (6th), Jussi Rintamäki (3rd), Toni Hinkkala (1st), Antti Filatoff (2nd), Jussi Rantakari (5th), Juha Huhtala (5th)
Iina-Lydia Pihlainen (3rd), Minna Vento (1st), Jonna Alaspää (2nd)
Anni Järvelä (3rd), Riikka Pitkänen (5th), Nora Yrjölä (1st), Tiina Pekkala (6th), Reeta Miettinen (4th), Petra Rautakallio (2nd)
K.P. Ourama and the U.S. Amabassador to Finland Bruce J. Oreck.
Timo Honkala, Antti Jurvansuu (winner), Sampo Kirjovaara, Sami Maaniemi, Petri Perttula
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