European Men s Bodybuilding & Classic BB & Mixed Pairs Championships
DIRECTLY FROM NOVI SAD AFTER THE SEMIFINALS
By Andrew Michalak
The 2009 European Menís Championships broke the former record of participants: 152 bodybuilders from 26 countries compared to 137 athletes in the last year. And there are 8 mixed pairs, what seems to be a renaissance of this category.
Semifinals were run in 2 sessions: morning and afternoon. As the result, a list of six finalists in each of 13 categories was announced. They will battle for medals on Sunday afternoon (beginning of the finals at 16:00) and the EBFF International Congress will be held Sunday morning (beginning at 10:00).
IFBB EUROPEAN MEN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY
- The 1st European Menís Bodybuilding Championships was held in Essen, Germany, in 1968.
- The 1st European Mixed Pairs Championships was held in Plonsk, Poland, in 1998.
- The 1st European Classic Bodybuilding Championships was held in Brasov, Romania, in 2005.
- There are the following categories at the IFBB European Menís Championships nowadays:
> Men Bodybuilding: 65 kg; 70 kg; 75 kg; 80 kg; 85 kg; 90 kg; 100 kg; +100 kg, overall
> Men Classic Bodybuilding: 170 cm; 175 cm; 180 cm; +180 cm; overall
> Mixed Pairs: one open category
2009 European Menís & Mixed Pairs Championships: record number of participants:
> Men Bodybuilding: 96 nominated athletes from 23 countries
> Men Classic Bodybuilding: 55 nominated athletes from 22 countries
> Mixed Pairs: 9 nominated pairs from 6 countries
National Teams from 26 countries are present in total.
Direct organizers of the 2009 European Menís & Mixed Pairs Championships:
Mr. Zoran Sipka Ė President of the Vojvodina Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and his wife Mrs. Biserka Sipka Ė former professional bodybuilder and popular TV promoter of weight training and healthy lifestyle. They run ďSipkaĒ Fitness Center in Novi Sad.
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