International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness


by Andrew Michalak
Next weekend, next contest. After the Olympia Amateur Spain recently held in Marbella, the next big IFBB international event: World Children Fitness Championships will be held in the upcoming weekend, June 18th-19th, in Novi Sad, Serbia.
This year’s Children Worlds is hosted, like the previous five editions, by the Serbian Federation. This is possible due to the personal activity of the Sipka family: former pro bodybuilding champion and weight training TV promoter Biserka Sipka, her husband Zoran and daughter Dr. Zorana Sipka, supported financially by the City Council and the Autonomous Province Vojvodina government. The great scene of the Serbian National Theater, with over 900 seats, will be the venue.
What may be a surprise, children are very stable in their sport passion, so many last years’ stars are coming to Serbia once again to fight for titles and medals.
Girls up to 7 years old: all top three from past year will compete in the next category, so there is a space for new champions.
Girls 8-9 years old: world champion Anna Melnikova (Russia) and bronze medal winner Dorka Göbölös-Szabó (Hungary) went to the next class, so this category will be dominated either by girls who placed out of the top 6 last year: Daniela Koreckova (Slovakia) and Szelina Vaczkó (Hungary) or by stars coming from the previous class: Uliana Tesova and Nika Andreeva (both of Russia) and Amira Toman (Hungary), or… by someone new!
Girls 10-11 years old: top two from last year: Nelli Novodomska and Katarina Blaskova (both of Slovakia) will compete in the next class, so the 3rd place winner Anastasiia Guskova (Russia) will have a chance to grasp the gold medal, fighting against last year’s champions from the younger class: Melnikova and Göbölös-Szabó.
Girls 12-13 years old: top two from last year: Tatiana Ondruskova (Slovaia) and Jimena Segura (Mexico) will meet once again fighting for the gold medal. But they will meet last year’ champions from younger class Nelli Novodomska and Katarina Blaskova. Novodomska won gold medals at four previous Championships! Will she continue this “gold series” this year?
Girls 14-15 years old: phenomenal Regina Benko (Hungary) will come to regain the title. She won all 6 previous Championships, starting from the youngest class, up to 7 years old! Amazing achievements! There will also be last year’s bronze medal winner Anna Oravecz (Hungary) and Anna Hepnerova (Slovakia) who also participated in all 6 previous Championships!
Boys up to 12 years: unbeatable champion Dobryinya Evtukhov (Russia) will compete in the next class but 2015 runner-up Damian Korecko (Slovakia) and 4th place winner Ivan Privalov (Russia) will be there fighting for the gold medal.
Boys 13-15 years: Last year champion Denis Ambrus (Slovakia) will have a very difficult task to regain the title in the presence of phenomenal Evtukhov. Also bronze medal winner Kazmeir Ali Riza (Turkey) and 4th place winner Dominik Jewiak (Poland) will be there ready to fight for the final victory.
List of nominated competitors – LINK
Attached pictures of the last year’s champions.
Photos by Miljan Ječmenica
Pylypenko: Girls 8-9 years old: Anhelina Pylypenko (Ukraine).
Tesova: Girls 8-9 years old: Uliana Tesova (Russia).
Guskova: Girls 10-11 years old: Anastasiia Guskova (Russia).
Novodomska: Girls 12-13 years old: Nelli Novodomska (Slovakia).
Benko: Girls 14-15 years old: Regina Benkő (Hungary).
Ondruskova: Girls 12-13 years old: Tatiana Ondruskova (Slovakia).
Evtukhov: Boys 13-15 years old: Dobruinya Evtukhov (Russia).
Ambrus: Boys 13-15 years old: Denis Ambrus (Slovakia).