by Andrew Michalak
Photo: Igor Kopcek (EastLabs)
Unexpectedly long line-up of 20 girls, with completely new set of competitors. Most of them 7 years old but also 7 girls 6 years old and one of them, Alexandra Uhrinova (Slovakia) finished in 5th position. Her team-mate Katarina Kuzmova won all rounds and was declared the winner. Silver medal went to Ksenia Osipova (Russia) and bronze medal to Katarina Dvorska (Slovakia). Then, someone from the other continent: Erendia Arroyo Morales (Mexico). This category is really fascinating because so young children can’t hide their emotions and feelings, sometimes are a bit disorientated, looking for help of their mothers standing just behind the curtain. But their sport quality is amazingly high, showing their big potentials. Most of them continue their career reaching the oldest class and then entering the juniors age. Looking into results of the first Children Fitness Worlds (2010 Bratislava), we can see that the top girls from the youngest class (8-9 years at those times) Regina Benko (Hungary), Samantha Rosas Inocencio (Mexico) and Anna Hepnerova (Slovakia) were fighting for medals in the oldest class this year and were very successful. The up to 7 years old class was introduced by the IFBB in 2011. The top champions: Nelli Novodomska, Katarina Blaskova and Dominika Rosincova (all from Slovakia) dominated the 12-13 years category this year.