Oksana Grishina absolutely dominated the competition during her four-year tenure as Olympic fitness champion, so her resignation in 2017 left fans hoping that she wasn't really done with the sport. Now it looks like she's making a comeback at the 2020 Olympics in her first show since the 2017 Olympics, where she celebrated her fourth win in a row.
The announcement came in an Instagram post from NPC News Online that Grishina posted again on her own account:
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I'm so excited and can't wait to do my best on stage. #Repost @npcnewsonlineofficialpage ・ ・ ・ Fitness icon Oksana Grishina returns to Olympia in 2020 announced her retirement from the fitness competition. As one of the greatest fitness champions of all time, Grishina has made a name for her breathtaking routines and her impressive performance. After a two-year absence, Grishina has decided that she is ready to return to the stage and added her name to the 2020 Fitness Olympic lineup in September. "For me it was never about winning titles," explains Grishina. “It was about performing for the fans and giving them something very special. The Olympia is the most prestigious event in the world and I am very excited to be returning to Las Vegas to start with the best of the best. Dan Solomon, Chief Olympia Officer, added: “Grishina is probably the most talented IFBB professional athlete who has ever competed in any division and on any stage. Her demeanor and athleticism are legendary and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Olympia. The Olympics 2020 lineup will be different in all divisions than anything we've ever seen. This is just the beginning. “The Russian-born fitness star has also grown in popularity in the Pole Fitness competition, a sport that has grown rapidly in recent years. Grishina's "OG Pole Fitness" event has become a popular attraction at the Olympia Expo. Visit MrOlympia.com for more information while Trifecta presents Joe Weiders 2020 Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend brought to you by Wings of Strength (September 10-13, 2020). @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @npcnewstv @npcfitbody @mrolympiallc @frank_sepe @t_manion @aroundthenpc_jm @npcworldwideofficial @dansolomon_official @trifectasystem #olympia #fitnessolympia # oksanpic #fitnessolympia #
"It was never about winning titles for me," Grishina told NPC News Online. “It was about performing for the fans and giving them something very special. The Olympia is the most prestigious event in the world and I am very excited to be returning to Las Vegas to measure myself against the best of the best. "
Grishina, a Russian-born former gymnast, is known for her breathtaking exercises and incredible physique, and it is certain that her return is something fans can't wait for. With her OG Pole Fitness Championship, which took place at the 2018 and 2019 Olympics and other fitness festivals, she stayed active in the fitness community. As a former Olympic fitness champion, she has already qualified for the 2020 competition.
"Grishina is probably the most talented IFBB professional athlete who has ever competed in any division on any stage," Dan Olympus Chief Olympia Officer told NPC News Online about the Olympics. The Olympics 2020 lineup will be different in all divisions than anything we've ever seen. This is just the beginning. "