Today on Facebook, the Arnold Sports Fesitval announced that Fouad Abiad and Sergey Shelestov have been added to the list of offical invites to the Arnold Classic.
Following a year off, Abiad has been training harder than ever in preparation for the inaugural Flex Pro on February 19. After being left off the initial list of invites, Abiad had hoped a top three finish at the Flex Pro would get him and invite to Columbus. The wait is over and Abiad will fulfill his dream to compete in the Arnold Classic.
Russian IFBB Pro Sergey Shelestov will be competing in his fourth Arnold Classic. He finished as high as eighth in 2009 and will look to return to that form. Shelestov was first recognized for his potential in 2006 when he finished third in the Grand Prix Romania. First and second that year went to two guys named Cutler and Coleman.
2011 ARNOLD CLASSIC ENTRANTS (as of 1/10/11)
In the 2011 Ms. International, Klaudia Larson has dropped out of the Ms. International. Here is the current list.
1. Betty Adkins
2. Rita Maria Bello
3. Dayana Cadeau
4. Tina Chandler
5. Maria del Carmen Gomez
6. Sarah Hayes
7. Iris Kyle
8. Debi Laszewski
9. Cathy LeFrancois
10. Yaxeni Oriquen Garcia
11. Jeannie Paparone
12. Alina Popa
13. Antoinette Thompson
14. Isabelle Turell
WHAT: 2011 FLEX Pro Bodybuilding Championships presented by Body Fortress
WHEN: February 19, 2011
WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica CA
TIMES: Prejudging at noon, Finals at 7 pm (All time PST)