The Bikini International became the fifth IFBB Pro League Division to be contested during the Arnold Sports Festival when it debuted in 2011.
India Paulino will try to become the first repeat winner of the Bikini International, which has had three champions in three years since it was founded in 2011.
Nathalia Melo, second in 2013; Ashley Kaltwasser, Bikini Olympia winner in 2013 and a former Arnold Amateur champion; and Amanda Latona also highlight a field of 16 in the 2014 Bikini International.
Anna Starodubtseva earned an automatic invite into the Bikini International after winning the overall bikini title at the 2013 Arnold Amateur IFBB/NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships.
Paulino, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became the event’s third different winner in three years when she took home the Bikini International title in 2013. Melo, also of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., fifth in 2012, improved to second-place while 2012 winner Nicole Nagrani of Daytona Beach, Fla., was third.
2012 winner Sonia Gonzalez of California, who did not compete last year, Nagrani and Paulino have each won the event one time. Only Paulino will compete in 2013.
The 2014 Bikini International will be held March 2 at Veterans Memorial in Columbus, Ohio. Prejudging for the Arnold Classic and Bikini International will be held at 2 p.m. and finals for the Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Arnold Strongman Classic will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for prejudging and $50 & $100 for the finals.
2011: Nicole Nagrani
2012: Sonia Gonzalez
2013: India Paulino
Need To Know
The Bikini International became the fifth IFBB Pro League event featured at the Arnold Sports Festival when it debuted in 2011.
2014 Bikini International
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
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