Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kike Elomaa - The Lost Ms. Olympia

Ms Olympia Kike ElomaaThe past winners of the Ms. Olympia are legendary bodybuilders going all the way back to Rachel McLish. How come I've never heard of Kike Elomaa? I was intrigued to find out more about one of the pioneering champions in women's bodybuilding.

Wikipedia: Ritva Tuulikki "Kike" Elomaa (born July 25, 1955 in Lokalahti) is a retired professional female bodybuilding champion and pop singer from Finland.

Kike Elomaa won the second Ms. Olympia contest in 1981. She was the only non-American to win the Ms. Olympia title until 2000. She competed at 5'5" and 117 pounds. After retiring from bodybuilding, Kike had a successful career as a pop singer in her native Finland. Kike was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2001. She has also been awarded the IFBB’s President’s Gold Medal for her work in supporting the sport of bodybuilding. A fitness contest, the Kike Elomaa Fitness Championship, is held annually in Finland.

On April 17, 2011, Elomaa was elected to the Finnish parliament for 2011–2015, representing the True Finns.


I feel a little ashamed for not being more familiar with this amazing woman, but now I know... and so do you. See more of Kike at kikeelomaa.com

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