COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oksana Grishina of North Hollywood, Calif., won the prestigious Fitness International for the fourth straight year, then immediately told Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that the competition was her last on the Arnold Classic stage. Grishina, though, did not announce her retirement. Grishina received the champion’s trophy from Arnold, a $25,000 check, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and congratulations from Jeff Howe of Optimum Nutrition and Catherine Colle of Midway Labs USA.
The remainder of the Fitness International top six:
- 2nd place: Regiane Da Silva of Germany, received $13,000 and a trophy from Ultimate Nutrition and ROGUE Fitness.
- 3rd place: Whitney Jones of Chandler, Ariz., received $8,000 and a trophy from Muscle & Fitness Magazine and Quest Nutrition.
- 4th place: Bethany Wagner of Somerset, N.J., received $5,000 and a trophy from Nutrex and The Columbus Dispatch.
5th place: Fiona Harris of Canada received $3,000 and a trophy from Gold’s Gym and Ricart Automotive.
- 6th place: Ariel Khadr of Miami, Fla., received $2,000 and a trophy from Laura’s Lean Beef and Allmax.