Ms Olympia 2012 Winners

We generally don’t cover the women’s bodybuilding scene as closely as we do women’s fitness and fitness modeling. But that doesn’t mean we don’t care, or we aren’t interested. On September 29, the Ms Olympia contest went down, with a few records about to topple. The placings:

1st Iris Kyle
2nd Debi Laszewski
3rd Yaxeni Oriquen
4th Alina Popa
5th Brigita Brezovac
6th Sheila Bleck

Iris has now matched Lenda Murray’s record in winning eight Ms Olympia titles. Word on the street is that if anybody has a chance of knocking Iris off the top of the mountain it’s Debi. She looked better at this contest than I’ve ever seen her. She placed fourth in the 2011 Ms Olympia, so that’s obviously a big improvement. But Iris is incredibly dominant right now. My prediction is she will continue to reign until/unless:
a) she suffers an injury
b) the judging criteria suddenly produces a condition that favors a different kind of physique
c) she decides to retire

Alina and Yaxeni have been flirting with the crown for a couple of years now too. more Ms Olympia

Fitness Olympia Winners

Let’s go over the winners of the prestigious Fitness Olympia contest for the past few years:

1995 Mia Finnegan
1996 Saryn Muldrow
1997 Carol Semple-Marzetta
1998 Monica Brant
1999 Mary Yockey
2000-2003 Susie Curry
2004 Adela Garcia
2005 Jen Hendershott
2006-2007 Adela Garcia
2008 Jen Hendershott
2009 Adela Garcia

Obviously, the last decade has been dominated by Curry, Garcia, and Hendershott. Adela and Jen have traded podiums back and forth for several years. The dedication these ladies have demonstrated to stay at the top of their game in what is a more and more competitive field is significant.

Jen Hendershott Wins

Jen Hendershott (aka Jenny) is known for being quite the winner. She won the Ms. Fitness International in 2005 and 2009, and she also won the Ms Olympia Fitness in 2005 and 2009. Have I mentioned that the Ms Fitness International and the Ms Fitness Olympia are two of the most prestigious fitness competitions in North America (or maybe the entire world)? This blonde haired, blue eyed beauty is also known for being pretty well educated. She has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Education and a Bachelors Plus degree in Elementary Education. She owns her own fitness consulting company, which seems to keep her extraordinarily busy. How she finds time to compete (and win) is a mystery.