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2007 NATURAL OLYMPIA
10th Anniversary Weekend
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and its southeast European hinterland. The country's Prime Minister traditionally gives his annual governmental speech outlining plans for the year to come from the city.

Thessaloniki retains several Ottoman, and Jewish structures, as well as a large number of Byzantine architectural monuments. The city hosts an annual International Trade Fair, theThessaloniki International Film Festival, and the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora.

In 2004 the city hosted a number of the football events forming part of the 2004 Summer Olympics. Thessaloniki unsuccessfully bid for the 2008 World EXPO, this time won by Zaragoza in Spain, but another planned bid for 2017 was announced in September 2006 and is now in full development.

In November 2007 city and goverment officials knowing that the INBA is the strongest sports organization that has a chance of one day participating in the Olympic Ganes welcomed the INBA to host the 10th Annual Natural Olympia. with much success with 200 entries and representing 23 countries.



The Mile Walk led by INBA World President Denny Kakos


Team USA


Team Canada


Team Great Britain in front of Alexander the Great monument


Team New Zealand in front of Alexander the Great monument

HISTORY OF THE WHITE TOWER

The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. It has been adopted as the symbol of the city, and also as a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia.
The present tower dates from the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520–66). There was an older tower on the same site, probably built by French knights during the period of the Latin Empire in Constantinople. The Tower was used by the Ottomans successively as a fort, garrison and a prison. In 1826, at the order of the Sultan Mahmud II, there was a massacre of the prisoners in the Tower. Owing to the "countless victims of Ottoman torturers and executioners", the tower acquired the name "Tower of Blood", which it kept until the end of the eighteenth century.
The Tower was for centuries part of the walls of the old city of Thessaloniki (known as Salonik in Ottoman times), and separated the Jewish quarter of the city from the cemeteries of the Muslims and Jews. The city walls were demolished in 1866. When Thessaloniki was captured by the Greeks during the Balkan War of 1912, the tower was whitewashed as a symbolic gesture of cleansing, and acquired its present name. King George I of Greece was assassinated not far from the White Tower in March 1913.
The Tower is now a buff colour but has retained the name White Tower. It now stands on Thessaloniki's waterfront boulevard, Nikis (Victory) Street. It houses a Byzantine museum and is one of the city's leading tourist attractions. The Tower is under the administration of the Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture.

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Lorenzo Gaspar
INBA North American President

I would like to thank all the athletes and representatives of the various countries for your participation of the 10th Annual Natural Olympia. It was very important to bring back this competition to Greece where the first Natural Olympia was held. Greece is known throughout the world as the site of the original Olympic Games. And as the INBA continues to abide by the International Olympic Committee anti-doping guidelines to demonstrate that our fitness athletes are ready to participate in the Olympic Games in their respective and competitive events.

Next year I am happy to announce that the beautiful city of San Francisco, California will be host of the 11th Annual Natural Olympia. The INBA is looking forward in seeing you all there!


RESULTS


Fitness

Gold Medal - Dena Weiner, USA
Silver Medal - Cara Kokenas-Samson, USA
Bronze Medal - Susan Benz, USA


Sports Fitness Model

Gold Medal - Emily Troise, Australia
Siver Medal - Grace Crossland, Australia
Bronze Medal - Victoria Ivanova, Bulgaria


BODYBUILDING


Professional Men

Gold Medal - Philip Ricardo, Jr., USA
Silver Medal - Chris Nsubuga, Great Britain
Bronze Medal - Moses Ajala, USA

 


Professional Women

Gold Medal - Jill Kolivoski, USA
Silver Medal - Vicky McCann, Great Britain
Bronze Medal - Jane Carter, Great Britain

 


Junior Men

Gold Medal - Anton Golemanov, Bulgaria
Silver Medal - Andrew Chappell, Great Britain
Bronze Medal - Denis Ilyaich, USA


Masters Men Short (40-49 yrs)
Gold Medal - Thomas Hauck, USA
Silver Medal - Paul Anderton, Australia
Bronze Medal - Ivailo Petrov, Bulgaria


Masters Men Tall (40-49 yrs)
Gold Medal - Rodger Waters, Great Britain
Silver Medal - Rainer Geitl, Australia
Bronze Medal - Soni Vanchevski, Fyrom


Grand Masters Men Short (50-59 yrs)
Gold Medal - Rick Waters, Great Britain
Silver Medal - Ian Bowden, Australia
Bronze Medal - Chuck Thomson, Canada


Grand Masters Men Tall (50-59 yrs)
Gold Medal - Sammy Sisk, USA
Silver Medal - Cory Holly, Canada
Bronze Medal - Doug Holmberg,USA


Ultra Masters Men (60-69 yrs)
Gold Medal - Harry Haureliuk, Australia
Silver Medal - Mervyn Dodd, Australia
Bronze Medal - Ian Nordahl, Australia


Super Ultra Masters Men (70 yrs and over)
Gold Medal - Eric Dewey, Great Britain
Silver Medal - Dieter Horn, New Zealand

Mens Masters Overall - Thomas Hauck, USA

BODYBUILDING


Open Men Short
(under 5'7")
Gold Medal - Leo Sousa, USA
Silver Medal - Anton Golemanov, Bulgaria
Bronze Medal - Barry Cunliffe, Great Britain


Open Men Medium (5'7" - 5'9" )
Gold Medal - Thomas Hauck, USA
Silver Medal - Trevor Huni, Australia
Bronze Medal - Sean Ferguson, Great Britain


Open Men Medium-Tall (5'9" - 5'11" )
Gold Medal - Sammy Sisk, USA
Silver Medal - Michael Ferenscik, USA
Bronze Medal - Zarko Srdich, Fyrom


Open Men Tall (over 5' 11")
Gold Medal - Rodger Waters, Great Britain
Silver Medal - Chad Martin, USA
Bronze Medal - Rado Pagac, USA

Mens Open Overall - Thomas Hauck, USA

 

BODYBUILDING



Masters Women
(40-49 yrs)
Gold Medal - Monika Greich, Australia
Silver Medal - Teri Palakiko, USA
Bronze Medal - Dawn Roberts, Great Britain


Grand Masters Women (50-59 yrs)
Gold Medal - Jeannie Davidson, USA
Silver Medal - Nikki Demers, Canada


Ultra Grand Masters Women (60-69 yrs)
Gold Medal - Jane Hesselgresser, USA

Women's Masters Overall - Jeannie Davidson, USA


BODYBUILDING


Open Women Short
(5'2" and under)
Gold Medal - Jane Carter, Great Britain
Silver Medal - Monika Greich, Australia
Bronze Medal - Aleksandra Fowler, Wales


Open Women Tall (over 5'2")
Gold Medal - Jill Kolivoski, USA
Silver Medal - Bonnie George, USA
Bronze Medal - Niki Demers, Canada

Womens Open Overall Champion - Jane Carter, Great Britain



Physically Challenged
(Standing)
Gold Medal - Michael Larry, USA
Silver Medal - Tyson McClanahan
, USA


Mixed Pairs Open

Gold Medal - Dena Weiner & Rado Pagac, USA


Mixed Pairs Super Ultra Masters

Gold Medal - Jane Hesselgesser & Bill Cunningham, USA




Ms Physique Masters Short

Gold Medal - Karren Flaherty, Australia
Silver Medal - Cathy McGee, Australia
Bronze Medal - Kaye Jordan, USA


Ms Physique Masters Tall

Gold Medal - Catherine Hanson-Farid, Dubai
Silver Medal - Marlene Henderson, New Zealand
Bronze Medal - Deborah Zalewski, Australia


Ms Physique Grand Masters
Gold Medal - Cheryl McAullay, Australia
Silver Medal - Dixie James, USA

Ms Physique Masters Overall Champion - Kareen Flaherty, Australia



Ms Physique Open Short

Gold Medal - Karren Flaherty, Australia
Silver Medal - Aleksandra Fowler, Great Britain
Bronze Medal - Bonnie George, USA

Ms Physique Open Medium

Gold Medal - Lucy Hermans, Australia
Silver Medal - Deborah Zalewski, Australia
Bronze Medal - Grace Crossland, Australia


Ms Physique Open Tall

Gold Medal - Delyse Geary, Australia
Silver Medal - Catherine Hanson-Farid, Dubai
Bronze Medal - Sandra Froher, Canada

Ms Physique Overall Champion - Kareen Flaherty, Australia



Figure Open
Gold Medal - Kaye Jordan, USA
Silver Medal - Cathy McGee, Australia
Bronze Medal - Sara Clark, USA


Figure Masters

Gold Medal - Kaye Jordan, USA
Silver Medal - Dena Weiner, USA
Bronze Medal - Teri Palakiko, USA

 

Total of Medals Won

Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 16 8 9 33
Australia 8 11 4 23
Great Britain 5 4 4 13
Canada 0 2 3 5
Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
Dubai 1 1 0 2
Fyrom 0 0 2 2
New Zealand 0 1 0 1
Wales 0 0 1 1

Albania 0 0 0 0
Argentina 0 0 0 0
Greece 0 0 0 0
Ireland 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0
Norway 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0

OVERALL GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
USA 3
Australia 2
Great Britain 1