RESULTS & PHOTOS: 2019 IFBB World Master Championships – Day 1.
The end of the 2019 season is coming to a close, but that does not mean the contests have to stop.
The IFBB organized the 2019 World Master Championships for their amateur and Elite Pro athletes 6-8 November, 2019.
The event is taking place in beautiful Tarragona, Spain.
Just over 400 athletes are made the trip to Spain to compete in this prestigious event.
The level of competition is very high and a number of former IFBB champions took to the stage to present fantastic physiques.
The first day of competition saw Japan dominate the Men’s Physique class.
The team from Japan placed first in all divisions of Men’s Physique and ended up having to battle each other for the overall title.
Yoshitake Tamura won the overall title, presenting an ageless physique. He can easily compete against athletes have his age.
The Women’s Wellness Fitness title was won by Tatiana Eremina from Russia. She edged past fellow competitor Ekaterina Krasavina.
The Master Women’s Physique (over 35 years) title went to Russia again with Natalia Bystrova.
The Master Men’s Classic Physique division was tricky division. A compulsory pose for this division is the vacuum pose.
The Master Men’s Classic Physique title was won by the incredible Peter Tatarka from Slovakia. This category presented a very high level of competition between five athletes that were in incredible shape. If these men continue to compete with their younger competitors, they will surely do well, regardless of their age.
From a very large line-up, only a selected few could only execute the vacuum pose. the head judge decided to move the athletes that could not perform this post in the Master Men’s Bodybuilding over 40 years category, so they can continue to compete. This category was won by Poland’s Mariusz Balazinski.
The women between 35-39 years of age again showed they can present world class physiques, even at that age. The Master Women’s Body Fitness was another category that made the judges work hard.
The overall title for the Master Women’s Body Fitness division was decided between three categories (35-39, 40-44 and 45 years and over)
The Master Women’s Body Fitness overall title went to Russia’s Elena Rakcheeva.
The final category which was the Men’s Classic Bodybuilding was another division that had a great number of athletes between three different age groups and as well an incredibly hot battle for the top places.
The battle for the overall title in the Man’s Classic Bodybuilding was between Spain and Japan. It would be Spain winning this event with Alvaro Ordonez celebrating his victory.
When the first day of events came to an end for the amateur division, it was not the turn of the IFBB Elite Pro Master female athletes to have their turn to impress the fans.
Two divisions were organized, the IFBB Elite Pro Women’s Master Body Fitness and as well the IFBB Elite Pro Master Bikini Fitness.
Now other words can explain these athletes other than ‘WOW’. What an incredible presentation from these women.
The IFBB Elite Pro Master Women’s Body Fitness title was won by Russia’s Elena Rakcheeva while the IFBB Elite Pro Master Bikini Fitness title was won by another Russian, Oksana Oleinik.
A fantastic part of this event was that Russia’s Elena Rakcheeva went from winning the amateur overall title in the Women’s Body Fitness category to even winning the title in the IFBB Elite Pro division in the same evening.
Download the full results from the 2019 IFBB Amateur Master World Championships in PDF format – Click HERE
Download the full results from the 2019 IFBB IFBB Elite Pro Master World Championships in PDF format – Click HERE
Photos for all divisions by Eastlabs.sk can be viewed HERE.