Athletes competing in Figure International stormed the stage on Friday. Former champions of the division battled it out to determine who brought the best package to the show. Cydney Gillon came out with the Figure International title after a competitive battle on stage at the 2022 Arnold Classic.
Prejudging for Figure International happened on Friday between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Natalia Soltero secured the Arnold Classic title in 2020 and hype surrounded her this weekend. She followed that victory up with a second-place finish at 2020 Mr. Olympia. The Figure International competitor came in second at 2021 Olympia again and has been focusing on improving her physique since that showing.
Soltero came in runner-up at back-to-back Olympia shows (2020, 2021) to Cydney Gillon. Despite coming up short at Olympia twice, Soltero is known for her stage presence and always brings an improved package to bigger bodybuilding stages. Clearly, all competitors adjusted their physiques in a methodical manner for this show.
With the conditioning displayed by 2020 Olympia champ Natalia Soltero and reigning 2021 champ, Cydney Gillon, the bodybuilding competitors left no stone unturned in preparation for the show. After winning five separate Olympia events (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021), Gillon remains one of the toughest athletes to stand next to in any competition.
Top Figure International athlete Jessica Reyes Padilla graced the stage Friday, as she looked to nail down her first Arnold Classic title. The bodybuilder had an impressive season in 2021 and made it to the podium in third place at the 2021 Arnold Classic. She took her talents to 2021 Mr. Olympia in Dec., in the Fitness division where she secured sixth place.
Reigning Olympia champion Cydney Gillon picked up the 2022 Arnold Classic Figure International title and after getting through Jessica Reyes Padilla who placed second and Lola Montez who came in third.
Figure International Top Placings:
- Winner — Cydney Gillon, $16,000
- Second Place— Jessica Reyes Padilla, $10,000
- Third Place — Lola Montez, $8000
- Fourth Place — Nicole Zenobia Graham, $5000
- Fifth Place — Natalia Soltero, $3000
- Sixth Place — Bojana Vasiljevic, $2000
- Seventh Place — Latoya Farley
- Eighth Place — Larhannah Robinson
- Ninth Place – An Da-Jong
- Tenth Place – Wendy Fortino
Check out the 2022 Arnold Classic Results For All Divisions.
Arnold Classic Figure Winners (All Time)
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Figure International Scorecard
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