Four-time Fitness Olympia champion Oksana Grishina will end her competitive retirement and return to the stage at the 2020 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. NPC News Online shared the news about the Russian’s return on their Instagram page. Grishina later confirmed the news in a post on her own account.
“So excited and can’t wait to bring my best on the stage.”
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So excited and can’t wait to bring my best on the stage💪🏼❤️💪🏼 #Repost @npcnewsonlineofficialpage ・・・ Fitness Icon Oksana Grishina to Return to Olympia in 2020 After winning her 4 th straight Fitness Olympia title in 2017, Oksana Grishina announced her retirement from fitness competition. One of the greatest fitness champions of all time, Grishina earned a reputation for her jaw-dropping routines and show stopping performances. Following a two-year absence, Grishina has decided she’s ready to return to the stage, adding her name to the 2020 Fitness Olympia lineup in September. “For me, it was never about winning titles.” Explains Grishina. “It was about performing for the fans and giving them something truly special. The Olympia is the most prestigious event in the world and I am so excited and honored to return to Las Vegas to compete along side the best of the best.” Dan Solomon, Chief Olympia Officer, adds “Grishina is quite possibly the most talented IFBB professional athlete to ever compete in any division, on any stage. Her showmanship and athleticism are legendary and we are excited to welcome her back to the Olympia. The 2020 Olympia lineup, in all divisions, will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen. This is only the beginning.” The Russian born fitness star has also gained popularity in Pole Fitness competition, a sport that has grown rapidly in recent years. Grishina’s “OG Pole Fitness” event has become a popular attraction at the Olympia Expo. Visit MrOlympia.com for more info as Trifecta Presents Joe Weider’s 2020 Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend brought to you by Wings of Strength (September 10-13, 2020). @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @npcnewstv @npcfitbody @mrolympiallc @frank_sepe @t_manion @aroundthenpc_jm @npcworldwideofficial @dansolomon_official @trifectasystem #olympia #fitnessolympia #oksanagrishina💋 #npcnewsonline #npcnewstv #npcfitbody #ifbbproleague
Grishina is considered by many fans of the fitness division as the greatest athlete in its history. Her sport calls for posing as well as a performance routine, and the rounds are both scored to determine the winner of the contest.
Over the course of her decade plus career, she won various IFBB Pro League titles in the fitness division. Among those titles are the 2014 and 2015 Fitness International titles at the Arnold Classic. After several years of placing in the top 5 at the Fitness Olympia including multiple runner-up finishes to Adela Garcia, she finally won her first Olympia title in 2014. Grishina would defend that championship three more times for four consecutive wins at bodybuilding’s biggest stage. After her 2017 victory, Grishina announced that she would no longer.
In the years since, she had performed pole fitness routines and even was a part of a pole fitness organization. After she left the competitive stage, Whitney Jones had become the standard bearer of the fitness division, having won the Olympia in both 2018 and 2019. Other top athletes in Fitness include Ryall Graber, and Missy Truscott.
Even though she will return to competition at the Olympia, Grishina will not have to win another contest to qualify like other competitors would. As a former Olympia champion, she retains automatic qualification for any IFBB Pro League contest she chooses to enter including the big contest in Las Vegas.
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