Friday, January 13, 2012

3rd Annual FitGems Awards: Comeback of the Year

Congrats to MINDI O'BRIEN for winning Comeback of the Year at the 3rd Annual FitGems Awards!

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We all love a good comeback story, and there were quite a bit of them. Mindi's comeback was a great one, however it has a bittersweet ending for fitness fans. Mindi returned to the fitness stage in 2011 at the Toronto Pro Supershow, placing 3rd in fitness, qualifying her for the 2011 Fitness Olympia. Back complications kept her from competing at the event, but she decided to compete at the first-ever Arnold Classic Europe Fitness, placing in 6th place. Shortly after competing there, she announced that she would retire from the sport. This is a big blow to fitness, as she was viewed as Canada's top fitness competitor at one point in time. Despite not winning an Arnold or Olympia, she will be viewed among the best in the history of the IFBB Fitness division.

Runner-up: Jennifer Gates

Others nominated include Mah Ann Mendoza, Amanda Hatfield, Helle Neilson, and Dorit Silverman.

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