MG takes Gold at IFBB-PRO MrOlympia event
UPDATED - JUNE 2019
After weeks of hard training we are delighted to announce another win for Marina at the IFBB-PRO MrOlympia Amateur event in Alicante, Spain.
The Long Journey
After months of training and preparation, the weekend was long and exhausting with athletes coming from all over the world (even Australia) to compete for one of the 24 pro-cards being offered at the event.
Male competitions and awards ran through the Saturday morning with Female rounds held late in the afternoon, so it was a very long day waiting to hit the stage.
With the support of her coach Alejandro Rosas, spirits were high and the energy backstage was very positive. Marina felt happy with her preparation (but not 100% satisfied....as always ;) but sure we can all agree she looked fabulous.
The 2nd Annual MrOlympia Amateur event held in Alicante, Spain is organized by Emillio Martinez productions, responsible for several leading events (www.emiliomartinez.com)
The staff were extremely friendly (even the security guys) and the event was well organized, it was especially nice to see added touches from Emilio´s company such as complimentary fruit, chicken, drinks etc. backstage for the athletes.
There was plenty of space and seating for the visitors, room for the athletes to prepare and co-ordination was excellent with very few delays.
Voting was fluid and awards were handed out by Veronica Gallego alongside many other recognized industry faces who were present throughout the competition.
Emilio himself personally exchanged a few kind words with Marina after the event.
When MG took the stage she rocked it taking Gold Medal for her category, in the overalls including winners from 12 other categories, she was pleased with 6th place but missed the pro-card by 1 position (awarded to the top 5).