Power Pro Show 2014 review
The most awaited event of Russian bodybuilding - Power Pro Show - took place in the World Trade Center on 28-30 November; the biggest international contests in bodybuilding such as “Amateur Olympia World Showdown 2014” and “Bikini Pro Moscow” and also “Amateur Bikini Show” and Men’s physique contest among fitness clubs were held as a part of Power Pro Show.
The athletes from the 24 counties took part in the competitions: Austria, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Great Britain, Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, USA, Ukraine and Estonia.
There were 8 weight categories in “Amateur Olympia World Showdown 2014”.
Russian athletes showed decent posing. Ilya Nazin became the winner of “Amateur Olympia World Showdown 2014” in the category up to 70 kg, Maksim Nikolaev became the winner in the category up to 75 kg. Igor Losev became the runner-up among the decent competitors in the category up to 80 kg, and Akbarnia Babak from Iran became the winner in this category. Aleksandr Kolyasnikov, who was one of the favourites of the contest, won in the category up to 85 kg. Sergey Rodin became the runner-up in the category up to 90 kg and Kordkola Morteza Mashayekh from Iran won the first place in this category. Morteza Oveisi Pakniyat, also the representative from Iran, won in the category up to 95 kg. Another favourite of the contest – Oleksandr Slobodyanyuk from Ukraine – got the preference of the judges in the category up to 100 kg.
A persistent struggle in the category over 100 kg was between the participant from Morocco Abdelaziz Jellali and Andrey Sorokin from Russia, who exposed a perfect shape. The Moroccan, who later has become the overall winner, gained the victory with the minimum overweight and left behind Aleksandr Kolyasnikov and Oleksandr Slobodyanyuk. Abdelaziz Jellali got the right to compete in the main contest “Mr. Olympia 2015” in Las Vegas.
"Amateur Bikini Show" competition was held in three height categories.
Olga Blokhina was the best in the category up to 163 cm. Ekaterina Krasavina won the first place in the category up to169 cm.
Julia Detusheva won the victory in the category over 169 cm and became the overall winner of “Amateur Bikini Show”. She received a Pro Card and unique right to participate in “BIKINI PRO Moscow”.
In “BIKINI PRO Moscow” the victory was gained by Ashley Kaltwasser from the United States, two-time Olympia and reigning champion. Two other medals were given to girls from Russia. Anna Starodubtseva was the second, and Sofia Tandilyan was the third. Girls came not only to perform, but also to communicate with their fans. They actively gave interviews and did autograph sessions.
Nikolay Kuleshov, a representative of “Zebra” fitness club, took the first place in Men’s Physique contest.
For three days Power Pro Show was visited by 15000 people. In addition to the 3 finals day, the main excitement of the audience was called by 4x Mr. Olympia Phil Heath’s visit to Power Pro Show.
Power Pro Show special guest gave an exclusive interview to the organizers, participated in the press conference, answered questions from the media, did several autograph sessions and blew up the audience with his guest posing.
Power Pro Show lived its busy life and every visitor could take part in the numerous competitions or training near exhibitors’ stands. Tastings, gifts, souvenirs, sports nutrition counseling, meetings with fitness and bodybuilding celebrities, pleasant communication, autographs and photos.
These were 3 unforgettable days! We will see you at Power Pro Show 2015!