Whitney Jones has done it again. She has reclaimed her Fitness Olympia throne against all odds. She could not compete at the Arnold Classic because of a COVID-19 scare.
According to people in the know, the Fitness division is one of the hardest divisions in the sport. And thanks to fancy outfits and choreographed routines, it is one of the most entertaining divisions as well.
From acro dancing to bodybuilding quarter poses, the Fitness division requires athletes to master different routines.
Before Mr. Olympia 2021 began, fans were expecting a close-fought battle between three Fitness heavyweights – Missy Truscott (2020 defending champ), Whitney Jones (2X Fitness champ), and Oksana Grishina (4X Fitness champ).
Fitness Olympia 2021 Flow
While competing in the Fitness division, an athlete must go through:
- A pre-judging round – for judging muscle size, symmetry, balance, and definition.
- A dance-style routine – no longer than two minutes. Two-third of the scoring is based on the fitness routine. Athletes are judged based on the following mandatory moves in their routines:
- Push-up (any kind)
- High kick
- Straddle hold
- Side split
- Final face-off.
2021 Fitness Pre-Judging
Fitness Olympia 2021 final pre-judging callout shocked many fans. The final callout included:
- Jaclyn Baker
- Whitney Jones
- Ariel Khadr
- Missy Truscott
What is so surprising, you ask?
There was no Oksana Grishina. Meaning – 2021 could be the first time since 2012, that Grishina didn’t place in the top 5 at the Olympia. If this does not make it to the headlines, we don’t know what would.
Fitness Olympia 2021 Results & Prize Money
Here are the final Fitness Olympia 2021 standings:
1. Whitney Jones – $50,000
Whitney Jones, mom of two, missed performing at Arnold Classic because she tested positive for COVID-19. In the Olympia presser, she said she wasn’t upset with missing out on Arnold Classic because she believed she was saving herself for the Fitness Olympia 2021. Her first place finish was no surprise given the package she brought to the Fitness Olympia stage.
2. Missy Truscott – $20,000
We thought it would be impossible to outdo Oksana Grishina’s Joker performance, but Missy proved us wrong. Her angles wings stole the show. Her performance though should come with a disclaimer – Do not try these stunts at home. Perfectly choreographed and bang on the money, Missy deserved the second place finish.
3. Oksana Grishina – $10,000
Oksana Grishina came back as the freaking joker. She made up in the fitness routine the points she might have lost in the pre-judging round.
We guess not including Oksana in the top 5 atheletes in the final callouts was just to turn up excitement. It’s good to see Oksana amongst the top three at the Fitness Olympia.
4. Ariel Khadr – $5,000
Ariel Khadr is a gymnast and a black belt in taekwondo. Strong as a bull, she did some crazy handstand moves.
5. Jaclyn Baker – $4,000
Jaclyn Baker opened the Finals with a mind-blowing performance, and was a strong contender for the Fitness Olympia 2021 title.
Fitness Olympia Winners
Complete list of Fitness Olympia champs:
|2021||Whitney Jones||Orlando, FL|
|2020||Missy Truscott||Orlando, FL|
|2019||Whitney Jones||Las Vegas, NV|
|2018||Whitney Jones||Las Vegas, NV|
|2017||Oksana Grishina||Las Vegas, NV|
|2016||Oksana Grishina||Las Vegas, NV|
|2015||Oksana Grishina||Las Vegas, NV|
|2014||Oksana Grishina||Las Vegas, NV|
|2013||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2012||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2011||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2010||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2009||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2008||Jen Hendershott||Las Vegas, NV|
|2007||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2006||Adela Garcia||Las Vegas, NV|
|2005||Jen Hendershott||Las Vegas, NV|
|2004||Adela Garcia-Friedmansky||Las Vegas, NV|
|2003||Susan Curry||Las Vegas, NV|
|2002||Susan Curry||Las Vegas, NV|
|2001||Susan Curry||Las Vegas, NV|
|2000||Susan Curry||Las Vegas, NV|
|1999||Mary Yockey||Las Vegas, NV|
|1998||Monica Brant||New York|
|1997||Carol Semple-Marzetta||Los Angeles, CA|
|1996||Saryn Muldrow||Chicago, IL|
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Wrapping It Up
Fitness Volt congratulates Whitney Jones on her Fitness Olympia 2021 win. We applaud every athlete who competed in Fitness Olympia 2021 and look forward to seeing them next season.
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