International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

2016 OLYMPIA AMATEUR SPAIN – DAY 2

by Andrew Michalak
Photo: Igor Kopcek

The second day of the 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain was not less interesting than then first day, especially because of all overall categories run after the last category in each division. All overall champions, except classic bodybuilding, have been granted the right to apply for the IFBB Pro Card. Most of them used this opportunity but we need to wait for the individual decision of each of them. The happy overall winners, personally congratulated by the IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja, are:
– Men’s Bodybuilding: Jorge Zamorano (Spain)
– Men’s Classic Bodybuilding: Jacek Ratusznik (Poland)
– Men’s Physique: Ondrej Kmoštak (Czech Republic)
– Women’s Bikini-Fitness: Saskia Cakoci (Slovakia)
– Women’s Bodyfitness: Irina Topoleva (Russia)

On Sunday the second part of each division was run and then the overalls. Let’s have a closer look what happened in each class.

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg: after reshufflings at the registration, when three top stars nominated in this class have moved to 85 kg category, European champion Jorge Zamorano (Spain) remained the unquestionable favorite and he didn’t fail. Displaying peak muscle conditions he won with perfect scores, moreover, later on won the overall title as well. He began to compete in the IFBB in 2013, finishing 9th at the World Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco. But he showed his real great possibilities just this spring, wining the European overall title (over Pascal Chuckwu). And there was chance to see their next duel at the overall category in Marbella; however, Chuckwu didn’t take part in the overall battle.
The next Spanish star, finalist of the European Championships Jose Lopez was running a close battle for the 2nd place against new face from Romania, Marius Chera. He was a bit better in the routine round but lost too many points in the physique assessment round and finished in the 3rd place. Chera’s 2nd place was one of the biggest sensation of this Olympia. He started to compete nationally in 2014, in 2015 debuted internationally, finishing 2nd in junior category at the Arnold Classic Europe in Madrid. And now this success in his first senior men’s competition. He is 24, and has been awarded by nature with a marvelous body proportions and body lines. Bright future ahead of him!

Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 kg: long line-up of 18 giants. The heaviest one, Krasimir Sarafov (Bulgaria), 118,8 kg, placed out of the finals. On the opposite side, Jan Turek (Czech Republic), whose bodyweight at the registration was 100,1 kg and who… won this category. It was a very close battle between Turek and Lukas Gabris (United Kingdom), Slovakian-born and raised. former waiter at a Hilton Hotel in the Czech Republic, Gabris finally settled in the United Kingdom, where he continued his sport career in different organizations. From 2013 in the IFBB. Turek came to Marbella in a glory of the IFBB Diamond Cup winner in Zilina. The battle had an unusual course: after the semifinals Gabris was the leader, with Turek in the 4th place. But the finals turned down this order: Turek moved up to the 1st position in the second round, 4 points ahead of Gabris. In the routine round Gabris returned to the top but only with 3-point advantage, so lost the title by 1 point. Top exciting battle! The next close duel: Raul Maghiar (Romania) vs. Emil Kalenski (Poland) for the bronze medal. They were tied in the first and third round but Maghiar was scored 2-point better in the second round finishing finally in the 3rd place. 2015 Olympia United Kingdom winner Hassan Jama (Canada) surprisingly in the 8th place this time. 2016 Arnold Classic USA winner Avraam Kyriacou (Cyprus) who was registered in the over 100 kg category and then was late and missed his class, was allowed to take part in the super-heavyweight category but failed to enter the semifinals (top 8).

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 175 cm: one unquestionable leader Patrik Kasra (Sweden) who unanimously won all rounds. Then two Polish bodybuilder fighting for the silver medal. Both were medal winner at 2014 European Championships: Radoslaw Smyk (classic bodybuilding 175 cm class) and Rafal Domin (bodybuilding 75 kg) who now moved to classic bodybuilding. And Domin dominated this battle taking the runner-up position.

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm: the next clear leader: recent European Championships runner-up Jacek Ratusznik (Poland), who received almost the perfect scores. Later on Ratusznik unanimously won the overall title. Then Cristian Perez (Spain) who placed behind Ratusznik at the European Championships and the same happened in Marbella. In the 3rd place the next finalist of the European Championships, Jose Perez (Spain).

Women’s Bodyfitness over 163 cm: Raquel Arranz (Spain) finished 5th at the Olympia Spain last year but then won the silver medal at the 2016 European Championships in now confirmed her top body quality winning this class ahead of the World and European Championships finalist Lesley Barents (Netherlands) and the next Spanish star Yurena Navarro.

Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 163 cm: many top stars but the title went to the less experienced one: Cristobalina Pajares (Spain) who won over her better-known team-mate, the current European champion Rocio Lopez. Cristobalina is progressing quickly, advancing from 14th place at the European Championships to the top position now. Third place for a rising star from Hungary, Karina Gavrikova, who placed ahead of the recent Arnold Classic Africa overall winner Elsa Pena (Portugal) and 2015 South American overall winner Giannina Lujan-Ripoll (Peru). Impressive performance!

Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 169 cm: amazing career of a new Czech star Nikol Raszyková. Following her 2nd place at the recent Diamond Cup in Zilina, she moved to the top now and in the much longer and more demanding line-up. On Saturday she dominated the Masters Bikini-Fitness category and at the end she strongly pressed European champion Saskia Cakoci in the overall battle, losing to her by 1 point only! In the 2nd position European Championships finalist Evita Breide (Spain) and then Svetlana Elina from Russia, moving one place up compared to her result at the Diamond Cup.

Women’s Bikini-fitness over 172 cm: what an incredible fighting of the last year’s 3rd place winner Helga Stibi (Ireland) and the European Championships runner-up Catharina Wahl (Norway). Stibi was the leader after the first round, having three-point advantage over Wahl, but Wahl managed catch her in the finals, so they were tied 10:10 and the Relative Placement Method should be applied to find out the winner, which was Stibi this time. Following her 2nd place at the Diamond Cup and many final places at recent competitions she advanced to the top now. Third place went to Jagienka Kaminska-Maria (Spain) who placed ahead of Elena Isupova (Russia) and Szandra Horvath (Hungary) and it is her first medal-zone position.

Men’s Physique up to 174 cm: very successful series of contests for new Russian star Aleksandr Tomofeev. Following his 4th place at the 2015 World Championships in Budapest, he won the recent Diamond Cup in Zilina and now remained at the top but after an incredible battle against Ammar Shlash (Qatar). They were tied 10:10 in both rounds!

Men’s Physique over 178 cm: top two from the Diamond Cup: Ondřej Kmošťak (Czech Republic) and Romane Lanceford (United Kingdom) came to Marbella. There were also two finalists from last year: Alberto Hiciano (Spain) and Mateusz Bobrowski (Poland) as well as European Championships runner-up Bruno da Cunha (Portugal). Surprisingly, Ondřej Kmošťak easily dominated this category, receiving perfect scores in the finals. Da Cunha, Hiciano and Lanceford were running an equal battle for the silver medal. After the semifinals Hiciano was in 2nd place, ahead of Lanceford and Da Cunha, with single point gaps between them. But this order was turned upside down in the finals, with Da Cunha moving up to the 2nd place, ahead of Lanceford and Hiciano.

Muscular Men’s Physique: 6 competitors were nominated but finally there were 13 of them in the line-up. It means that many of them decided to change the category in the last moment, just before official registration. This is not an easy decision. Eleven competitors inaugurated this new category at the European Championships but only one from them came to Marbella. The other tried for the first time. Kenneth Guevara (Spain) was a clear leader, winning both rounds, ahead Fábio Rodrigues (Portugal and Alberto Solar (Spain). The winner looked really massive, with broad and muscular shoulders, arms and lats but some of the others might compete in the regular men’s physique categories, I think. The standards and practice are created nowadays.

Complete results – http://www.ifbb.com/ifbb-board/

THE WINNERS:

MEN’S BODYBUILDING UP TO 90 KG

90 kg – 1: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category winner: Jorge ZAMORANO (Spain).

90 kg – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg category top three (from L to R): Marius CHERA (2nd place); Jorge ZAMORANO (1st place); Jose LOPEZ (3rd place).

MEN’S BODYBUILDING OVER 100 KG

Over 100 kg – 1: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 kg category winner: Jan TUREK (Czech Republic).

Over 100 kg – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 kg category top three (from L to R): Lukas GABRIS (2nd place); Jan TUREK (1st place); Raul MAGHIAR (3rd place).

MEN’S BODYBUIDLING OVERALL

BB Overall – 1: IFBB President Dr. Rafael SANTONJA and IFBB Treasurer Jose RAMOS (right) declare Jorge ZAMORANO (Spain) 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding overall winner.

BB Overall – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Bodybuilding overall winner: Jorge ZAMORANO (Spain).

BB Overall – 3: Jorge ZAMORANO presenting his impressive overall trophy.

BB Overall – 4: Bodybuilding overall battle (from L): Sandro BROCCA (5th place); Alex ZUCCARO (3rd place); Samir TROUDI (4th place).

BB Overall – 5: Bodybuilding overall battle (from L): Samir TROUDI (4th place); Jorge ZAMORANO (1st place); Jan TUREK (2nd place).

MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING UP TO 175 CM

175 cm – 1: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 175 cm category champion: Patrik KASRA (Sweden).

175 cm – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 175 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Rafal DOMIN (2nd place); Patrik KASRA (1st place); Radoslaw SMYK (3rd place).

MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING OVER 180 CM

Over 180 cm – 1: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm category champion: Jacek RATUSZNIK (Poland).

Over 180 cm – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Cristian PEREZ (2nd place); Jacek RATUSZNIK (1st place); Jose PEREZ (3rd place).

MEN’S CLASSIC BODYBUILDING OVERALL

CBB Overall – 1: IFBB President Dr. Rafael SANTONJA declares Jacek RATUSZNIK (Poland) 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall winner.

CBB Overall – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall winner: Jacek RATUSZNIK (Poland).

CBB Overall – 3: Men’s Classic Bodybuilding overall battle (from L): Aristide MBOMNI (2nd place); Patrik KASRA (3rd place); Antonio DE LA TORRE (4th place); Jacek RATUSZNIK (1st place).

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVER 163 CM

BF – 3: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bodyfitness over 163 cm category champion: Raquel ARRANZ (Spain).

BF – 4: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bodyfitness over 163 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Lesley BARENTS (2nd place); Raquel ARRANZ (1st place); Yurena NAVARRO (3rd place).

WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS OVERALL

BF Overall – 1: IFBB President Dr. Rafael SANTONJA and his wife Nieves declare Irina TOPOLEVA (Russia) Women’s Bodyfitness overall winner.

BF Overall – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bodyfitness overall winner:
Irina TOPOLEVA (Russia).

BF Overall – 3: Women’s Bodyfitness overall battle (from L): Irina TOPOLEVA (1st place), Raquel ARRANZ (2nd place).

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO 163 CM

Bikini – 9: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 163 cm category champion: Cristobalina PAJARES (Spain).

Bikini – 10: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 163 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Rocio LOPEZ (2nd place); Cristobalina PAJARES (1st place); Karina GAVRIKOVA (3rd place).

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS UP TO 169 CM

Bikini – 11: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 166 cm category champion: Nikol RASZYKOVÁ (Czech Republic).

Bikini – 12: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness up to 166 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Evita BREIDE (2nd place); Nikol RASZYKOVÁ (1st place); Svetlana ELINA (3rd place).

WOMEN’S BIKINI-FITNESS OVER 172 CM

Bikini – 13: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness over 172 cm category champion: Helga STIBI (Republic of Irealnd).

Bikini – 14: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-fitness over 172 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Catharina WAHL (2nd place); Helga STIBI (1st place); Jagienka KAMINSKA-MARIA (3rd place).

BIKINI-FITNESS OVERALL

Bikini Overall – 1: IFBB President Dr. Rafael SANTONJA and IFBB Judges Committee Chairman Pawel FILLEBORN (right) declare Saskia CAKOCI (Slovakia) 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-Fitness overall winner.

Bikini Overall – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Women’s Bikini-Fitness overall winner: Saskia CAKOCI (Slovakia).

Bikini Overall – 3: Women’s Bikini-Fitness overall battle (from L): Cristobalina PAJARES (3rd place); Frida SJÖSTRÖM (5th place); Nikol RASZYKOVÁ (2nd place); Saskia CAKOCI (1st place).

Bikini Overall – 4: Women’s Bikini-Fitness overall battle (from L): Frida SJÖSTRÖM (5th place); Nikol RASZYKOVÁ (2nd place); Saskia CAKOCI (1st place); Helga STIBI (6th place).

Bikini Overall – 5: Women’s Bikini-Fitness overall battle (from L): Frida SJÖSTRÖM (5th place); Saskia CAKOCI (1st place); Dora BODO (4th place); Helga STIBI (6th place).

MEN’S PHYSIQUE UP TO 174 CM

MPH – 5: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique up to 174 cm category champion: Aleksandr TIMOFEEV (Russia).

MPH – 6: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique up to 174 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Ammar SHLASH (2nd place); Aleksandr TIMOFEEV (1st place); Davide ALIPPI (3rd place).

MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 178 CM

MPH – 7: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique over 178 cm category champion: Ondrej KMOŠTAK (Czech Republic).

MPH – 8: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique over 178 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Bruno DA CUNHA (2nd place); Ondrej KMOŠTAK (1st place); Romane LANCEFORD (3rd place).

MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL

MPH Overall – 1: IFBB President Dr. Rafael SANTONJA and IFBB General Secretary William TIERNEY (right) declare Ondrej KMOŠTAK (Czech Republic) 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique overall winner.

MPH Overall – 2: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique overall winner: Ondrej KMOŠTAK (Czech Republic).

MPH Overall – 3: Men’s Physique overall battle (from L): Ondrej KMOŠTAK (1st place); Gurnek SINGH (2nd place); Aleksandr TIMOFEEV (3rd place); Maxime PARISI (4th place).

MUSCULAR MEN’S PHYSIQUE OPEN

MPH – 9: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique over 178 cm category champion: Kenneth GUEVARA (Spain).

MPH – 10: 2016 Olympia Amateur Spain Men’s Physique over 178 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Fábio RODRIGUES (2nd place); Kenneth GUEVARA (1st place); Alberto SOLER (3rd place).