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.”
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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