2019 Women’s Physique Olympia Preview

The best of the best compete for the biggest title of all.

The mission and purpose of the Women’s Physique division is to showcase well-developed muscular physiques that have the lines and appeal of women’s bodybuilding during the early days of the Olympia, where champions like Rachel McLish and Cory Everson were at the top of the sport.

The Women’s Physique division made its debut at the Olympia Weekend in 2013 with Dana Linn Bailey securing the inaugural championship. Over the course of the next four years, Juliana Malacarne dominated the division and is considered the top competitor in its short history.

2018 saw the rise of Shanique Grant as she claimed the Olympia title in dominating fashion. This year looks to be a two-person showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are the competitors you can expect to be in the final comparisons this weekend at the Orleans Arena.

Shanique Grant

Grant has an X-frame look that has been unmatched. She was by far the superior athlete last year and has taken a full year off from competition to prepare. So she is rested, been training hard, and plans on looking even better. If she does what she needs to do, no one is beating her.

Natalia Coelho

Coelho is last year’s runner-up as well as the 2019 Women’s Physique International champion. She dominated the stage at that show like Grant did last year’s Olympia but Grant was not in Columbus. Coelho has definitely improved but she still needs Grant to be off if she hopes to shock the division and claim the victory.

Daniely Castilho

Castilho finished 3rd at the 2018 Olympia and took the year off since she was automatically qualified for this year’s contest. She brought a slimmer look to the stage with great conditioning in the past but will need more muscle since Grant and Coelho will both likely be a little bigger.

2019 Women’s Physique Olympia Competitors

Natalia Abraham CoelhoUSA
Tomefafa AmekoUSA
MayLa AshUSA
Sheila BleckUSA
Reshanna BoswellUSA
Daniely CastilhoBrazil
Laura Pintado ChinchillaSpain
Jeannie FeldmanUSA
Heather GraceUSA
Shanique GrantUSA
Delane HartUSA
Laura HaysUSA
Valentina MishinaRussia
Ann-Lorraine MohnFrance
Sheikha NguyenSingapore
Ivie RheinUSA
Jennifer TaylorUSA
Sarah VillegasUSA
Brittany WattsUSA
Margita ZamolovaCzech Republic

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Roger Lockridge

Roger Lockridge

Roger "Rock" Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He's also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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