Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Black History Spotlight for February 3, 2009-Laura Creavalle
Laura Creavelle is considered to be the best female bodybuilder to NEVER win the Olympia. Her credentials are the stuff of legend. She became a pro in 1988, when she won the 1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico. A mere six weeks later (that is not a typo, folks), she placed 11th in her pro debut at the Ms. Olympia competition. She would go on to compete in 12 more Olympias before retiring in 2002. To my knowledge, no other female has competed in that many Olympias in a row, which says a lot about Laura. She was also a three-time Ms. International, winning the prestique title in 1990, and again in back-to-back successions (1994-95). She is now enjoying retirement from competition, but still trains three times a week, looking like she is "two years" from competing, according to the IFBB website.
For more on Laura, go to her website at http://www.lauracreavalle.com/.