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2009 FITNESS OLYMPIA PREVIEW

Garcia, Greenwood and Johnson sound off

By Zack Zeigler

September 22, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

Don’t expect the ladies competing in the Fitness O to play nicey nice this year. With 2008 champ Jen Hendershott opting out of the big show to pursue outside interests, the claws are bound to come out to secure a place at the top in Las Vegas.

WHAT: Fitness Olympia
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: Friday, September 25
PREJUDGING: 11 a.m. PST, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
FINALS: 7:00 p.m. PST, Orleans Arena
FOR MORE INFO: Click here

Despite sitting out last year with an injury, Adela Garcia, who won in 2004,’06 and ’07, has established herself as the frontrunner following a win at the 2009 IFBB Europa Super Show Dallas. We know that doesn’t sit well with Garcia’s rival Tracey Greenwood, a runner-up at the Fitness O in ’08. But don’t count out Tanji Johnson yet, who has placed in the top five the past three years, or this year’s second-place finisher at the Ms Fitness International, Julie Palmer.

As you can see, the talent pool is dense, so we’re calling it a tossup, but that doesn’t mean Garcia, Greenwood or Johnson are going to agree with us. Read what they had to say below.

Adela Garcia
Age 37
Height 5'1"
Weight 110 pounds
Country of Birth Dominican Republic
Current Residence Pflugerville, Texas
Olympia History 2000, 5th; 2001, 4th; 2002, 4th; 2004, 1st; 2005, 3rd; 2006, 1st; 2007, 1st

FLEX: Who will be in the first callout?

GARCIA: Adela, Tracey, Julie, Tanji, Shannon.

FLEX: Aside from you, who will have the best routine?

GARCIA: Myriam Capes.

FLEX: Which is the most likely competitor to break into the Top 5?

Mindi O’Brien 
Trish Warren 
Tina Durkin

GARCIA: Nothing against your pick, but I believe Shannon [Meteraud], Myriam, and Mindi have a great chance of breaking into the top five spot. Why? They all have good routines and I know Myriam and Mindi have been working on their physiques to improve their placings.

FLEX: Since there is no press conference, if you could issue a warning to one competitor, who would it be and what do you say?

GARCIA: Tracey Greenwood!! Be ready because my vampire is going to suck all the blood out of your Betty Blah Boo doll if you bring her.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ADELA GARCIA
CLICK HERE TO SEE TRACEY GREENWOOD
CLICK HERE TO SEE TANJI JOHNSON

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OFFICIAL FLEX BIKINI MODEL SEARCH AFTER PARTY
2009 FITNESS OLYMPIA PREVIEW

Garcia, Greenwood and Johnson sound off

By Zack Zeigler

September 22, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

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Don’t expect the ladies competing in the Fitness O to play nicey nice this year. With 2008 champ Jen Hendershott opting out of the big show to pursue outside interests, the claws are bound to come out to secure a place at the top in Las Vegas.

WHAT: Fitness Olympia
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: Friday, September 25
PREJUDGING: 11 a.m. PST, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
FINALS: 7:00 p.m. PST, Orleans Arena
FOR MORE INFO: Click here

Despite sitting out last year with an injury, Adela Garcia, who won in 2004,’06 and ’07, has established herself as the frontrunner following a win at the 2009 IFBB Europa Super Show Dallas. We know that doesn’t sit well with Garcia’s rival Tracey Greenwood, a runner-up at the Fitness O in ’08. But don’t count out Tanji Johnson yet, who has placed in the top five the past three years, or this year’s second-place finisher at the Ms Fitness International, Julie Palmer.

As you can see, the talent pool is dense, so we’re calling it a tossup, but that doesn’t mean Garcia, Greenwood or Johnson are going to agree with us. Read what they had to say below.

Tracey Greenwood
Age 40
Height 5'6"
Weight 134 pounds
Country of Birth United States
Current Residence Claymont, Delaware
Olympia History 2002, 7th; 2003, 4th; 2004, 5th; 2005, 4th; 2006, 5th; 2007, 5th; 2008, 2nd

FLEX: Who will be in the first callout?

GREENWOOD: Adela, Garcia, Julie Palmer, me, Tanji Johnson and Tina Durkin

FLEX: Aside from you, who will have the best routine?

GREENWOOD: Adela, Tanji and Nicole Wilkins-Lee

FLEX: Which is the most likely competitor to break into the Top 5? Why?

Mindi O’Brien 

Trish Warren

Tina Durkin

GREENWOOD: Tina. Her physique has improved greatly. She has beautiful shape, too.

FLEX: Since there is no press conference, if you could issue a warning to one competitor, who would it be and what do you say?

GREENWOOD: To my buddy, Adela. I hope the drop from the top doesn't hurt too much!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ADELA GARCIA
CLICK HERE TO SEE TRACEY GREENWOOD
CLICK HERE TO SEE TANJI JOHNSON

FLEXONLINE OLYMPIA COUNTDOWN
JAY CUTLER'S GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS
2009 MR. OLYMPIA: WHERE DOES IT RANK?
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: WARREN VS EL SONBATY
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: FREEMAN VS DILLET
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: WOLF VS SCHLIERKAMP
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: MARTINEZ VS WHEELER
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: GREENE VS. CORMIER
2009 OLYMPIA: WHY I BEAT...
OLYMPIA MADNESS: PLAY-IN ROUND
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: CUTLER VS. YATES
2009 OLYMPIA: WHO WILL STEP UP?
OLYMPIA MADNESS: ROUND ONE
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: JACKSON VS RAY
PHIL HEATH: PHASE V VIDEO
2009 OLYMPIA: WOLF'S REBOUND?
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: HEATH VS LEVRONE
2009 OLYMPIA: CAN MARTINEZ BOUNCE BACK?
OLYMPIA MADNESS: QUARTERFINALS
2009 OLYMPIA 202 SHOWDOWN PREVIEW
2009 OLYMPIA: 10 CAN'T MISS EVENTS
OLYMPIA MADNESS: SEMIFINALS
2009 OLYMPIA: WORLD'S STRONGEST BODYBUILDER?
2009 MS OLYMPIA PREVIEW
VOLUMAIZE'S OLYMPIA MUSCLE PIT
OLYMPIA MADNESS FINALS
2009 FIGURE OLYMPIA PREVIEW
2009 OLYMPIA: CAN DEXTER REPEAT?
2009 OLYMPIA: ULTIMATE HULKAMANIA
OFFICIAL FLEX BIKINI MODEL SEARCH AFTER PARTY
2009 FITNESS OLYMPIA PREVIEW

Garcia, Greenwood and Johnson sound off

By Zack Zeigler

September 22, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

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Don’t expect the ladies competing in the Fitness O to play nicey nice this year. With 2008 champ Jen Hendershott opting out of the big show to pursue outside interests, the claws are bound to come out to secure a place at the top in Las Vegas.

WHAT: Fitness Olympia
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: Friday, September 25
PREJUDGING: 11 a.m. PST, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
FINALS: 7:00 p.m. PST, Orleans Arena
FOR MORE INFO: Click here

Despite sitting out last year with an injury, Adela Garcia, who won in 2004,’06 and ’07, has established herself as the frontrunner following a win at the 2009 IFBB Europa Super Show Dallas. We know that doesn’t sit well with Garcia’s rival Tracey Greenwood, a runner-up at the Fitness O in ’08. But don’t count out Tanji Johnson yet, who has placed in the top five the past three years, or this year’s second-place finisher at the Ms Fitness International, Julie Palmer.

As you can see, the talent pool is dense, so we’re calling it a tossup, but that doesn’t mean Garcia, Greenwood or Johnson are going to agree with us. Read what they had to say below.

Tanji Johnson
Age 34
Height 5'3"
Weight 118 pounds
Country of Birth Germany
Current Residence Renton, Washington
Olympia History 2002, 9th (tie); 2004, 8th; 2005, 10th; 2006, 4th; 2007, 4th; 2008, 5th

FLEX: Who will be in the first callouts:

JOHNSON: I predict: Adela, Tracey G, Tanji, Julie Palmer, Tina Durkin

FLEX: Aside from you, who will have the best routine?

JOHNSON: Nicole Duncan

FLEX: Which is the most likely competitor to break into the Top 5? Why?

Mindi O'Brien
Trish Warren
Tina Durkin

JOHNSON: Tina. She currently has my favorite physique and she definitely got noticed and rewarded for it at the Arnold.

FLEX: Since there is no press conference, if you could issue a warning to one competitor who would it be and what do you say?

JOHNSON: No warnings, just promises. I promise to be at my best ever!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ADELA GARCIA
CLICK HERE TO SEE TRACEY GREENWOOD
CLICK HERE TO SEE TANJI JOHNSON

FLEXONLINE OLYMPIA COUNTDOWN
JAY CUTLER'S GUIDE TO LAS VEGAS
2009 MR. OLYMPIA: WHERE DOES IT RANK?
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: WARREN VS EL SONBATY
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: FREEMAN VS DILLET
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: WOLF VS SCHLIERKAMP
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: MARTINEZ VS WHEELER
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: GREENE VS. CORMIER
2009 OLYMPIA: WHY I BEAT...
OLYMPIA MADNESS: PLAY-IN ROUND
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: CUTLER VS. YATES
2009 OLYMPIA: WHO WILL STEP UP?
OLYMPIA MADNESS: ROUND ONE
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: JACKSON VS RAY
PHIL HEATH: PHASE V VIDEO
2009 OLYMPIA: WOLF'S REBOUND?
OLYMPIA CLASH OF THE TITANS: HEATH VS LEVRONE
2009 OLYMPIA: CAN MARTINEZ BOUNCE BACK?
OLYMPIA MADNESS: QUARTERFINALS
2009 OLYMPIA 202 SHOWDOWN PREVIEW
2009 OLYMPIA: 10 CAN'T MISS EVENTS
OLYMPIA MADNESS: SEMIFINALS
2009 OLYMPIA: WORLD'S STRONGEST BODYBUILDER?
2009 MS OLYMPIA PREVIEW
VOLUMAIZE'S OLYMPIA MUSCLE PIT
OLYMPIA MADNESS FINALS
2009 FIGURE OLYMPIA PREVIEW
2009 OLYMPIA: CAN DEXTER REPEAT?
2009 OLYMPIA: ULTIMATE HULKAMANIA
OFFICIAL FLEX BIKINI MODEL SEARCH AFTER PARTY
2009 FITNESS OLYMPIA PREVIEW

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