Arnold Sports Festival 2016 results, highlights

March 05, 2016 16:05
Arnold Sports Festival 2016 results, highlights

Latorya Watts took home the top prize in the Arnold Sports Festival 2016, held in Columbus, Ohio, while Camala Rodriguez and Gennifer Strobo occupied the following places after Watts, respectively.

Watts felt emotional and took tears, after her name was announced as the winner.

On the other side, Yamagishi, the Japanese native, stood in the first position and took $22,000 prize money, in Arnold Classic 212 competition. Jose Raymond and former Mr. Olympia winner David Henry have occupied the next three positions.

Speaking upon his victory, Yamagishi said, “Posing is very important. When I started, it was about one or two hours a day."

Trainer Dale Alfred said that, Schwarzenegger was looking for someone with a classic build, and it seemed as though Yamagishi listened to him.

Meanwhile, Autumn Swansen was declared as the winner of the Physique International competition, over Dani Reardon and Mindi O'Brien.

Capping off the event's festivities, Oksana Grishina won her third consecutive Fitness International championship, taking the $25,000 prize over Whitney Jones and Bethany Wagner.

RX Muscle shared an image after Grishina's historic win:

Arnold Sports Festival 2016

As of now, the weekend's festivities are continuing with the Arnold Classic and the Bikini International finals.

Now a three-time winner of the Fitness International, Grishina said that she was inspired by the King of Pop to do something great.

"Everyone loves Michael Jackson," Grishina said. "I was inspired by Michael Jackson's creations, and I thought I really should bring him to the stage.”

“It couldn't be better than this. This is my first title in my 10-year career. I'm so happy,” Yamagishi said.

By Phani Ch

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