Wednesday, March 15, 2006
From Bodysport.com, who I'd wish would identify their author!
Coming off a 4th place finish at the Arnold Classic Figure International just one week ago, Chastity Slone hammered home her first IFBB Pro Figure victory tonight at the San Francisco Pro Figure Championships. In the morning judging it looked like she had it hands down but as the day wore on and the girls came out for the night show, Gina Comacho started to garner a lot more attention than she had earlier in the day. Gina had finished 12th in the Arnold the week before and while she had tightened up her physique a little, it looked more like the judges just noticed her this time and put her in second.
Andrea Dumond made huge improvements since turning pro last year and while time will help her streamline all that new muscle, she certainly deserved 3rd place tonight. Andrea looked incredible and is one of the new faces in pro figure that earned a lot of respect tonight.
For Zhanna Rotar it seems like the judges love her or they hate her but there is no in between. As a national level amateur it took her a few tries last year to get the judges to look her way but with lots of perseverance she finally nailed it and turned pro. She got some incredibly good news when she was invited to the Arnold Classic this year but that good turned into a humbling experience when she placed dead last in Columbus. One week later at this show she landed in a well deserved 4th place in front of a judging panel that were not about to let her go unnoticed again. Zhanna will fine tune some details for her next show but as she learned tonight, you should not get too upset with how you place at any show because a week later it can be all completely different.
Canadian Debbie Leung picked up the 5th place spot. Debbie looks to have taken some emphasis off being big and put more time into creating a more aesthetically pleasing physique and it paid off for her tonight. This was the best overall look she has presented in her entire career.
All in all it was a very good show. It started promptly and was over in enough time for the competitors to get a decent post contest meal and for once no one complained about the judging.
Posted by Zennie Abraham at Wednesday, March 15, 2006