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Valentina Chepiga
Ukrainian bodybuilder

Valentina Chepiga

Valentina Chepiga
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ukrainian bodybuilder
Is Bodybuilder
From United States of America Ukraine
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 27 April 1962, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Age 60 years
Star sign Taurus
Stats
Height: 165 cm
Education
Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Valentina Chepiga (Ukrainian: Валентина Чепіга; born April 27, 1962) is a professional female bodybuilder.

Background

Valentina graduated from the Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture with a degree in Gas Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning. Between 1979 and 1992 she worked first as a technician, and then was promoted to engineer.

Bodybuilding career

Amateur

Valentina began bodybuilding in 1988, and in 1992 she changed careers and became a personal trainer. Valentina won the European and World Amateur title in 1997 and won her IFBB pro card.

Professional

She then made her professional debut at the 1998 Ms. Olympia contest, finishing in 12th place. Her greatest success as a professional has been winning the heavyweight class at the 2000 Ms. Olympia the first time that class was introduced to the Ms. Olympia. No overall winner was named for that show, so she was essentially co-Ms. Olympia with lightweight class winner Andrulla Blanchette. In 2002, she took part in Ms. International, where she won the lightweight class. After a three-year break from competition, Chepiga returned to the stage at the 2007 Ms. Olympia, placing eleventh.

Legacy

Currently, she is the most successful Ukrainian bodybuilder in the world, by being the only Ukrainian to win the Ms. Olympia. From October 22, 2000 to October 26, 2001 she ranked 1st on the IFBB Women's Bodybuilding Professional Ranking List.

Contest history

  • 1993 European Championships - 3rd (MW)
  • 1994 European Championships - 2nd (MW)
  • 1994 World Amateur Championships - 7th (MW)
  • 1995 World Amateur Championships - 7th (MW)
  • 1997 European Championships - 1st (MW)
  • 1997 World Amateur Championships - 1st (MW and Overall)
  • 1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 12th
  • 1999 Jan Tana Classic - 3rd
  • 1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 12th
  • 2000 Jan Tana Classic - 1st (MW)
  • 2000 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st (HW)
  • 2001 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 4th (HW)
  • 2002 Ms. International - 1st (LW)
  • 2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd (LW)
  • 2002 GNC Show of Strength - 1st (LW)
  • 2003 Ms. International - 5th (LW)
  • 2004 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 8th (LW)
  • 2007 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 11th

Personal life

She moved to Kiev, Ukraine in 1993, and then to the United States in 1999, settling in Seattle, Washington. Valentina now lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she trains at Alaska Functional Fitness.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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