|Arnold Classic 212
Set To Debut In 2014|
By The Bodybuilders.gr Editorial Team.
June 6th, 2013
For Immediate Release
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Arnold Sports Festival will add the
212-pound professional men’s bodybuilding division to its IFBB Pro
League contests in 2014, event promoter Jim Lorimer announced
today.The men’s bodybuilding lightweight division has become one of the
IFBB Pro League’s most popular since being introduced in 2008 as the
202-pound division. The allowed weight was increased to 212 pounds
effective November 2011.
The first-annual Arnold Classic 212 will be held Feb. 28, 2014.
Prejudging will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Arnold Fitness EXPO
Stage, with finals sets for 7 p.m. that night at Veterans Memorial. The
Arnold Classic 212 will replace the Ms. International women’s
bodybuilding competition at the Arnold Sports Festival. The Ms.
International was part of the Arnold Sports Festival for 25 years, with
Iris Kyle winning her record seventh title in 2013.
“The Arnold Sports Festival was proud to support women’s bodybuilding
through the Ms. International for the past quarter century,” Lorimer
said. “But in keeping with demands of our fans, the time has come to
introduce the Arnold Classic 212 beginning in 2014. We are excited to
create a professional competitive platform for some of the IFBB Pro
League’s most popular competitors.”
The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival will again feature five IFBB Pro League
events: men’s bodybuilding, 212 men’s bodybuilding, women’s fitness,
figure and bikini. The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival – which will once
again feature 18,000 athletes from more than 80 nations competing in 45
sports and events – will be held Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. Arnold Classic
212, Fitness International and Figure International competitions will be
held on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and
Veterans Memorial. The 26th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini
International will be held on Saturday, March 1 at Veterans Memorial.
The Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique
Championships will be held March Feb. 27-28 at Veterans Memorial and
March 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com for more information.
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