Ritva Elomaa

Ritva Tuulikki "Kike" Elomaa[1][4] (née Sainio; born 16 July 1955, in Lokalahti) is a Finnish professional female bodybuilding champion, pop singer, and member of the Finnish Parliament.[3]

Ritva "Kike" Elomaa
Kike Elomaa Vihreillä Niityillä.jpg
Member of Finnish Parliament
for Finland Proper
Assumed office
20 April 2011
Personal details
Born
Ritva Sainio

(1955-07-16) 16 July 1955 (age 64)[1][2]
Lokalahti, Southwest Finland, Finland
NationalityFinnish[1]
Political partyTrue Finns[1]
Spouse(s)Married[1]
ResidenceMasku, Finland[1]
WebsiteKikeElomaa.com
Bodybuilder
Personal info
NicknameKike[3]
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[3]
Weight117 lb (53 kg)[3]
Professional career
Pro-debutIFBB Ms. Olympia[2], 1981[2]
Best winIFBB Ms. Olympia champion[2], 1981[2]
PredecessorRachel McLish[2]
SuccessorRachel McLish[2]
ActiveRetired 1983[2]

Early life and educationEdit

Kike Elomaa was born in Lokalahti, Finland in 1955. She matriculated from Mynämäki gymnasium in 1975 and graduated from Helsinki Nursing School as radiographer in 1980.[4][3]

Bodybuilding careerEdit

AmateurEdit

ProfessionalEdit

In 1981, Kike defeated Rachel McLish at the IFBB Ms. Olympia. Following her wildly successful contest campaign in 1981, she competed only three more times, placing third at the 1982 IFBB Ms. Olympia and second at the 1983 IFBB Pro Worlds.[3]

RetirementEdit

Kike ended her career on stage after a fifth-place finish at the 1983 IFBB Ms. Olympia.[3]

LegacyEdit

Currently Kike is the most successful Finnish bodybuilder of all time. She was the only non-American to win the Ms. Olympia title until 2000. She was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2001. She has also been awarded the IFBB’s President’s Gold Medal for her work in supporting the sport of bodybuilding. A fitness contest, the Kike Elomaa Fitness Championship, is held annually in Finland.[3]

Contest historyEdit

Parliament of FinlandEdit

2011 electionEdit

On 17 April 2011, Kike was elected into Finnish parliament for the 2011–2015 term, representing the electoral district of Finland Proper as a member of the Finns Party.[5]

On 13 June 2017, Elomaa and 19 others left the Finns Party parliamentary group to found the New Alternative parliamentary group.[6] However, on 22 June, she left the group and re-joined the Finns Party.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kike Elomaa". facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Elomaa, Kike". musclememory.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kike Elomaa". ifbbpro.com. IFBB Professional League. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "CV". KikeElomaa.com (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Tällainen on Uusi vaihtoehto – Nämä kansanedustajat jättivät perussuomalaiset". yle.fi (in Finnish). 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Ritva Elomaa siirtyy takaisin perussuomalaisiin – Halla-aho kehottaa muitakin "pohtimaan asiaa"". Helsingin-Sanomat (in Finnish). 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
Ms. Olympia
Preceded by:
Rachel McLish
First (1981) Succeeded by:
Rachel McLish