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by Andrew Michalak We begin to publish a series of sport analysis prior to the 2014 Arnold Classic Europe. Most of National Federations have already sent their Final Entry Forms, so we can look into each discipline and each category to see who will play the key role in the upcoming battle. Some countries will [...]
by Andrew Michalak

We begin to publish a series of sport analysis prior to the 2014 Arnold Classic Europe. Most of National Federations have already sent their Final Entry Forms, so we can look into each discipline and each category to see who will play the key role in the upcoming battle. Some countries will send their nominations a bit later, among them Spain, which, for sure, will enter a big and powerful team but their competitors will come directly to the registration on Thursday. Last year the Spanish Team had 152 competitors, so we can expect something like this or even more this year. Up till now (Sept. 16) the biggest team is the Italian Team, with 68 athletes. Russia in on the same level (66 athletes), then France (42 athletes), United Kingdom (39 athletes), Hungary (29 athletes) and Germany (21 athletes).What is new, much bigger teams from smaller countries like Czech Republic, Kuwait, Norway, Portugal or South Africa. Among new countries we can see Dominican Republic, Iraq, Moldova, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago.
We will start our predictions with the most popular IFBB sport nowadays: women’s bikini fitness. There will be six bikini fitness categories as follows:
Up to 160 cm

This is a category with one great leader: Romina Basualdo of Argentina, who won two big events in the spring season: Arnold Classic USA (where she won over 54 other girls!) then the first Amateur Olympia Latin America and placed 2nd in overall at both contests. The most serious challengers will be: the British star Nikki Jenkins – finalist of the 2013 Worlds, 2014 Arnold USA and 2014 European Championships as well as 2013 Worlds finalists Lizelle Horn (South Africa). Russian star Olga Blokhina finished 3rd at the 2014 Eastern European Cup but in 163 cm class. Now she has been entered in this category.
Up to 163 cm

Former great star Oksana Artemova (Russia) returned after a break and returned to her marvelous body condition, taking the 2nd place at the 2014 Arnold USA, where she was tied with the winner Shelagh Paton 8:8, so we can expect that Oksana will show top condition and her natural charm once again, being a favourite in this long category. Then the last year 3rd place winner Agnes Sebestyen (Hungary), and a new star, 4th place winner at the 2014 Amateur Olympia Europe, Marija Naceva (Macedonia). And many semifinalists of the recent top international contests like Lone Norås (Norway), Adenike Endtova (Czech Republic) or Hanna Garbos (Poland).
Up to 166 cm
Winning the 2nd place at the World Ladies Cup in Kiev, Svetlana Lenivtseva (Moldova) is the main pretender to victory in Madrid. She will be pressed by competitors from the top 10 at various recent events: Elvira Cara (Moldova), Frida Sjöström (Sweden) and Ekaterina Radzhabova (Russia). And what about recently crowned Trinidad & Tobago National Championships overall winner Vanessa Hill? She was called “A born winner” after the contests…
Up to 169 cm

This category is packed with great stars: top three from the last year’s European Championships: Olga Viazmetinova (Ukraine), Karina Skowrowska (United Kingdom) and Reet Reimets (Estonia) plus 5th place winner Egle Eller-Nabi (Estonia) and Eastern European Cup runner-up Maria Ignatova (Russia). Who will win? Viazmetinova has the best contest history, having a great series of victories this year: World Ladies Cup in Kiev, European Championships in Santa Susanna and Amateur Olympia in Prague. Will anybody stop her?
Up to 172 cm-

Interesting return duel between 2013 ACE 3rd and 4th winners: Gabriella Rákóczi (Hungary) and Victoria Komoza (Russia) plus top two from the 2014 Eastern European Cup: Nelli Moshkina and Daria Zholudeva (both of Russia) and finalist of the 2014 World Ladies Cup Kristina Nuut (Estonia). Will the Siberian champion and former dancer, Moshkina, be ready to challenge the top two? Or, maybe, a new rising Estonian star Kristina Nuut?
Over 172 cm

Will the sensational winner of the 2014 Arnold USA Liana Moroz (Russia) continue her series of victories? Who can stop her? Her team-mate and 2014 World Ladies Cup winner Kseniia Sheveleva? Or the next Russian: 2014 Eastern European Cup 3rd place winner Evgeniya Uluch (Russia)? 2014 Amateur Olympia Europe 3rd place winner Olivia Pohankova (Slovakia) last year’s ACE 3rd place winner Kathrin Hollmann (Germany) or new Bulgarian star Biliana Yotovska?
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