International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

2015 IFBB WORD FITNESS CHAMOPIONSHIPS – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY THE FIRST MEDALS DISTRIBUTED!

by Andrew Michalak
Pictures: by Igor kopcek

The first, long day of this year’s World Fitness Championships in Budapest has come to its end. Twelve hours of battle on the stage resulted in medal distribution in 8 categories.

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 163 CM
Elimination round was needed to reduce the number of competing athletes from 21 to semifinal 15. Former world champion Alina Cepurniene ( Lithuania) regained the title but after a very close battle over Mariia Akizhanova (Ukraine) and Andrijana Dabic (Austria). They were tied 13:13:13 in the first round.

The key semifinal comparison:
1st comparison: Diana Dudziak – Andrijana Dabic – Fernanda Gutilla – Alina Čepurnienė – Mariia Akizhanova.
2nd comparison: Blanche Coppola – Ekaterina Grima – Evelaine Rocha – Alexandra Rudenko.
3rd comparison: Naoko Jitsukawa – Cristina Sevilla – Jue Junving – Renata Richterova – Monica Duarte – Jennifer Caron.

Top 6:
1. Alina Cepurniene ( Lithuania) 37
2. Mariia Akizhanova (Ukraine) 44
3. Andrijana Dabic (Austria) 53
4. Evelaine Rocha (Brazil) 54
5. Diana Dudziak (Poland) 54
6. Fernanda Gutilla (Brazil) 73

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 163 CM
Unprecedented triumph of two Brazilian stars: Daniely Castilho and Marjorie Beck who took the first two places. European Championships bronze medal winner Halina Tsitova (Belarus) won her first World Championships bronze medal, ahead of the current European champion Cristina Arellano (Spain).

The key semifinal comparison:
1st comparison: Marjorie Beck – Daniely Castilho – Cristina Arellano – Halina Tsitova – Todorka Ivanova.
2nd comparison: Branislava Jovanovic – Giuditta Magazzino – Eleonóra Volter – Andrea Corbett – Lenka Ferenčuková.
3rd comparison: Lenka Mrkvová – Kaisa Toikko – Michelle Steeves – Gordana Ević – Brigidene O’Shaughnessy – Lenka Ferenčuková.

Top 6:
1. Daniely Castilho (Brazil) 17
2. Marjorie Beck (Brazil) 43
3. Halina Tsitova (Belarus) 55
4. Cristina Arellano (Spain) 60
5. Todorka Ivanova (Bulgaria) 60
6. Giuditta Magazzino (Italy) 83

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO 160 CM
Many top stars in the final battle but the most fortunate among them was Olympia Prague winner Lubica Beresova (Slovakia) who won the gold medal. Last year’s bronze medal winner and 2015 Olympia Spain overall winner Maria Aranguren (Spain) in the 2nd position this time. Bronze medal for a new star from Brazil Bruna Brito.

The key semifinal comparison:

1st comparison: Bruna Brito – Virág Kiss – Lubica Beresova – Maria Aranguren – Svitlana Sydorenko.
2nd comparison: Erika Tartkulicova – Nataliia Partaloha – Galyna Bezpalko –
Svitlana Sydorenko – Paula Mocior – Cristina Chirita .
3rd comparison: Laima Petrukonytė – Yulia Khotkina – Valerija Slapnik – Nucia Freitas Samo.

Top 6:
1. Lubica Beresova (Slovakia) 8
2. Maria Del Pilar Aranguren (Spain) 14
3. Bruna Brito (Brazil) 16
4. Svitlana Sydorenko (Ukraine) 19
5. Virág Kiss (Hungary) 22
6. Galyna Bezpalko (Ukraine) 24

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO 163 CM
The most sensational winner of the day: Sofia Ruusila-Nousiainen (Finland). First time she appeared at the latest Nicole Wilkins Championships in Lahti, taking the 3rd position in 168 cm class. In Budapest won over two European champions: Rodika Bodrug (2nd place) and Stanislava Pritrska (4th place). Bronze medal for a new face from Hungary Alexandra Kocsis.

The key semifinal comparison:

1st comparison: Alexandra Kocsis – Sofia Ruusila-Nousiainen – Rodika Bodrug – Anastasiia Volkova.
2nd comparison: Anastasiya Kabanova – Stanislava Pritrska – Elizaveta Mukminova – Tetiana Prykhodko – Hanna Garbos.
3rd comparison: Zita Ficzere – Oleksandra Kostyleva – Jessica Stafanini – Elisabeth Wangen – Nicolene Booysen.

Top 6:
1. Sofia Ruusila-Nousiainen (Finland) 8
2. Rodika Bodrug (Sweden) 15
3. Alexandra Kocsis (Hungary) 17
4. Stanislava Pritrska (Slovakia) 19
5. Anastasiya Kabanova (Ukraine) 19
6. Anastasiia Volkova (Russia) 28

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO 166 CM
Hungarian megastar Diana Salamon made this day happy to the domestic audience, winning the gold medal. Salamon was the runner-up at the European Championships finished 3rd at Arnold Europe, Olympia Spain and Olympia Prague but won Olympia Liverpool 2 weeks prior the World Championships and it was a good omen. Arnd Europe 3rd place winner Natalia Rahushenko grasped the silver medal while new face from Iceland Rannveig Gudmundsdottir took the 3rd position being tied 17:17 with Henriikka Klemetti (Finland).

The key semifinal comparison:

1st comparison: Madelen Myhr – Rannveig Gudmundsdottir – Natalia Rahushenko – Diana Salamon.
2nd comparison: Aleksandra Mikucka – Denisa Hargasova – Henriikka Klemetti – Milena Molnar – Barbora Votavová.
3rd comparison: Aleksandra Mikucka – Natalia Rahushenko – Barbora Votavová – Savannah Aymont – Jaanika Jelagina.
4th comparison: Melissa Manning – Aleksandra Mikucka – Marija Naceva – Andrea Horňáková – Ekaterina Krasavina – Jaanika Jelagina.

Top 6:
1. Diana Salamon (Hungary) 10
2. Natalia Rahushenko (Ukraine) 11
3. Rannveig Gudmundsdottir (Iceland) 17
4. Henriikka Klemetti (Finland) 17
5. Madelen Myhr (Sweden) 22
6. Milena Molnar (Ukraine) 27

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 170 CM
2014 world champion Carlos Nunez (Spain) battled against 2015 European champion and Olympia Liverpool winner Alexis Gonzalez. Their direct clash at the 2015 European Championships ended with Gonzalez triumph over Nunez and this meet in Budapest has brought the same results. Bronze medal for the European Championships 5th place winner Kamran Elyasi (Finland), who placed ahead of the European Championships bronze medal winner Sebastian Mansla (Germany).

The key semifinal comparison:

1st comparison: Carlos Nunez – Alexis Gonzalez – Jānis Pavkštello – Kamran Elyasi – Sebastian Mansla.
2nd comparison: Renatas Suleimanovas – Jean-Pierre Kervens – Jānis Pavkštello – Thiago Piedade – Jose Bjargo – Daniel da Matta.

Top 6:
1. Alexis Gonzalez (Spain) 6
2. Carlos Nunez (Spain) 13
3. Kamran Elyasi (Finland) 15
4. Sebastian Mansla (Germany) 17
5. Jean-Pierre Kervens (Canada) 24
6. Janis Pavkštello (Latvia) 29

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 174 CM
Sensational results of the semifinal battle: well-known stars like World Championships silver medal winner Henrique de Carvalho (France). Olympia Spain winner Juan Faro (Spain) and Olympia Prague winner Johannes Falke (Germany) out of the finals!. In this situation all medals went to new faces from outside Europe. Zheng Shaozhong won the first gold medal to China in their short history as the IFBB member. Silver medal to new face from Brazil: Ivo Toledo and bronze medal to Japanese star Shogo Sato.

The key semifinal comparison:

1st comparison: Aleksandr Timofeev – Zheng Shaozhong – Ivo Toledo – Shogo Sato – Rafal Zabawa.
2nd comparison: Regimantas Sinkevičius – Aleksandr Timofeev – Dražen Kovačević – Johannes Falke – Stefan Varna – Flavius Ursachi – Jin Guangliang.

Top 6:
1. Zheng Shaozhong (China) 17
2. Ivo Toledo (Brazil)12
3. Shogo Sato (Japan) 13
4. Aleksandr Timofeev (Russia) 22
5. Dražen Kovacevic (Croatia) 24
6. Rafal Zabawa (Poland) 28