The Arnold Classic Europe eighth edition will contain the PRO competition of the new IFBB Elite PRO for the first time, a step forward in the evolution of the sport that seeks to connect with bodybuilding that is based on development, forms, quality, muscularity, proportion, symmetry, and presentation; not just muscle mass.
Almost a year ago, the opportunity to return to have bodies where all these factors prevail before the muscular size, has become step by step a reality.
The competition is divided into several specialties:
• Athletic Fitness. Confirmed some names of the best veteran PRO competitors, we also have the opportunity to see the new girls who come from the Amateur ranks as world and European champions. This mixture of youth and seniority will be a live pulse.
• Men’s Physique. All the great figures that have filled the ranks of Men’s Physique in IFBB Elite PRO will be in Barcelona. Beginning from Russian favorites like Dennis Romanov and Nikolay Kuleskhov to Spain’s strong bet on Xavier Xicola, including Dennis Johansen or the big favorite, the Ukrainian Dmytro Horobets will also be on stage. Portugal will be represented by Paulo Nunes and by Hélder Marinho. Ukraine besides bringing Dmytro H. will compete with Voyevodchuk. Valentino Soekha, Rasto Valent, and Maxime Ratier will also shine on the stage of this category.
• Fitness Bikini. Probably the most numerous of the female competition lines. Absolutely all the favorites this season will be in Barcelona: the Russian Yana Kuznetsova along with Hanna Skvortsova and Olga Korchaka. Inge Moeller, Marina Mocanu, Paula Mocior, Kristina Narbutaytite, Deniz Saypinar, Karina Gavrikova and Melina Keltaniemi. All giving the best professional fitness bikini show.
• Classic Bodybuilding / Classic Physique. With the new incorporations from the Amateurs ranks, it has been the first year of this specialty in the PRO IFBB world. Spanish bets are getting higher since several of the favorites are local competitors: Jesus Rodal, Antonio de la Torre, and Germán Pastor. Even so, we must take into account the Lithuanian Deividas Dubinas, Aristide Mbomni, the Ukrainian Andrii Kukharchuk.
• Male Bodybuilding. If someone wants to see real bodybuilding, this competition will show the bodies that hooked us to this sport, are still present !!! Some of the figures that we will see compete are Finnish Miha Sihvonen, Ibrahim Fahim, Szymon Lada, Michael Krizanek, Ilya Lukovets, Tomas Kaspar and Abel Martin, Omar Pellejero and Gregory Bellot representing Spain.