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FIRST TIME IN THE IFBB HISTORY!. 2014 IFBB WORLD RANKING: WOMEN’S BODYFITNESS
by Andrew Michalak
In the first edition the IFBB World Ranking included the following ten events: World Championships, four continental championships: Asian, European, North and South American, World Ladies Cup, three Arnolds: Columbus, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, and Eastern European Championships.
1st place: Angela Derzpaf (Germany)
Derzpaf was unstoppable in her route to the final victory. She was the only competitor from the top 30 who participated in four events. She won two of them: World Ladies Cup and European Championships, finishing 2nd at the Arnold Classic USA and 3rd at the World Championships. Impressive achievements! It is not so easy to be in a top shape from February to October.
2nd place: Veronica Gallego (Spain)
Next in the ranking is the famous Spanish master champion Veronica Gallego, whose greatest success was the World Championships gold medal, where she won over Derzapf but lost to Derzapf at the European Championships. In her third try she placed 2nd at the Arnold Classic Europe. It was a very close battle but Gallego participated in three events only, so couldn’t challenge Derzapf in the ranking. To win the ranking she would need 30 points more what is an equivalent to 5th place at any Arnold or Olympia Amateur. What’s interesting, top two places in the ranking went to competitors from the short class (up to 158 cm).
3rd place: Kinga Szweda (Poland)
But the 3rd place went to the tall class (over 168 cm) athlete: Polish newcomer at the international level Kinga Szweda. She won the European Championships, placed 2nd at the Worlds and… lost her chance to win the Ranking at the Arnold Classic Europe, taking the 12th position. Winning this contest she would be the ranking runner-up.
4th place: Eva Rusan (Croatia)
The 4th place went to Eva Rusan (Croatia), who won Arnold Classic Europe, was 3rd at the European Championships and placed 7th at the Worlds. Unstable condition.
5th place: Olena Chumakova (Ukraine)
Similar problem had the 5th place winner Olena Chumakova (Ukraine). Great spring season, with the crown of the European Championships overall winner but less impressive second half of the year, with 8th place at the World Championships.
6th place: Federica Ghezzi (Italy)
The next five is opened by the Italian star Federica Ghezzi, who took part in two events only: European Championships (2nd place, behind Chumakova) and World Championships (3rd place).
7th place: Lucrecia Tolkachier (Argentina)
Ghezzi earned only 1 point more than the 7th place winner Lucrecia Tolkachier (Argentina). She is the first star from outside Europe in the Ranking. She is also the first competitor who didn’t participate in the Worlds. Lucrecia finished 2nd at the Arnold Classic USA and won the South American Championships in September.
8th place: Rosimar Lopes (Brazil)
Then Brazilian star Rosimar Lopes, who took part in two events only and won both: Arnold Classic USA and Arnold Classic Brazil.
9th place: Adela Ondejovicova (Slovakia)
In the 9th place the world champion Adela Ondejovicova (Slovakia) who unexpectedly finished 11th at the Arnold Classic Europe, losing her chance to place higher in the Ranking.
10th place: Susana Alegre (Argentina)
The top 10 is closed by the next Argentinean, Susana Alegre, who won the South American Championships title and finished 11th at the Worlds.
The other two world champions: Gabriela Szabo (Hungary) and Maria Hasselmark (Sweden) participated in one event only, so took 13th and 15th places in the ranking respectively.
Italy is the only country with 4 athletes in the top 30. Canada entered 3 athletes, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom – 2 athletes. Altogether, 18 countries entered their stars to the top 30. Three continents are present: Europe, South America and North America.
This ranking order includes the anti-doping tests results from the continental and world championships.