The 2023 Fitness Authority Poland Pro show was held on the weekend of June 10-11, 2023, in Sopot, Poland. It featured Classic Physique and Bikini division contests to determine which athletes would qualify for the 2023 Olympia Weekend in Orlando, FL, on the weekend of Nov. 2-5.
Damian Kuffel emerged victorious in the Classic Physique division. Zsofia Rexa Molnar claimed the top spot on the judges’ scorecards in the Bikini division.
2023 Fitness Authority Poland Pro Results
The final placings for all 25 athletes across both divisions are below:
- Damian Kuffel (Poland)
- Edwin Owusu (Italy)
- Emanuele Ricotti (Italy)
- Adam Bomert (Poland)
- Antoine Loth (Spain)
- Hubert Kulczynski (Poland)
- Florian Hartlage (Germany)
- Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Saman Udaya Kumara (Italy)
- Ayham Alaws (Germany)
- Andre Gerstner (Germany)
- Zsofia Rexa Molnar (Hungary)
- Kristina Brunauer (Austria)
- Antonia Pettersson (Sweden)
- Lisa Reith (Germany)
- Violeta Palamarchuk (Ukraine)
- Rukiye Solak (Turkey)
- Giulia Silvestri (Italy)
- Vania Maria Mesquita (Italy)
- Renata Nowak (Poland)
- Laura Zakharias (Hungary)
- Oliwia Dobrowolska (Poland)
- Martyna Derlat (England)
- Aneta Szoltysek (Poland)
- Aleksandra Duba (Poland)
- Anna Setlak (Poland)
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Classic Physique Winner — Damian Kuffel
Kuffel scored his first pro win in his home country and, with it, earned his first career Olympia qualification. According to NPC News Online, Kuffel’s only previous pro show appearance was at the 2022 Thailand Pro, where he placed sixth overall. Both prejudging and finals were scored at this show, and Kuffel won both rounds with straight first-place votes.
Second Place — Edwin Owusu
Owusu was one of three athletes from Italy at this contest. This was Owusu’s professional debut after turning pro at the 2022 NPC Worldwide Sheru Classic Italian Championship. He was unanimously judged as the runner-up behind Kuffel.
Third Place — Emanuele Ricotti
Ricotti entered as a favorite to win this show due to his career experience and past successes. He was the 2022 Puerto Rico Pro winner and competed in the 2022 Classic Physique Olympia in Las Vegas, NV, finishing outside of the top 15.
This was Ricotti’s first appearance of the 2023 season. Given his track record, Ricotti has the traits to win a pro show and will need to do just that to qualify for the 2023 Olympia.
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Bikini Winner — Zsofia Rexa Molnar
The Hungary native left no doubt in the eyes of the judges to score her second pro win of the 2023 season. She previously won the 2023 Tropicarium Budapest Pro, meaning she was already qualified for the 2023 Olympia. As such, no qualification was awarded for the Bikini division at this contest.
Second Place — Kristina Brunauer
This was Brunauer’s second appearance of the 2023 season. She fared much better in Poland than her 12th-place finish at the 2023 Tropicarium Budapest Pro.
Brunauer ranked second in both rounds of judging. She is aiming to achieve her third straight trip to the Olympia but will have to compete again and leave with gold in hand to make that happen.
Third Place — Antonia Pettersson
Antonia Pettersson of Sweden made her 2023 season debut in this contest. She snuck under the radar to take a top-three finish. However, that will not be the case going forward with how much potential she displayed. If she competes again this season, expect her to content for the top spot.
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