Friday, April 6, 2007

Figure Competitor - Davana Medina

Figure Competitor - Davana Medina
Full Name: Davana Medina
Birthday: January 28
Place of Birth: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Current state of Residence: Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Occupation: Figure competitor, personal trainer, and fitness model, former dental hygenist.
Marital Status: Married.
Height: 5'7"
Weight (In Season): 128-130 lbs. (Off-Season):138-142 lbs.
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown

Davana Medina is a professional figure competitor from the United States. To Medina is the most successful figure competitor in the short history of the sport, winning the first three Figure Olympia titles to date.

Davana was born on January 28, 1974 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She entered and won her first figure competition, the NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States, one week after getting married.

With the support of her husband and friends Davana decided to dedicate eight weeks to her first show. She geared her training and dieting to a consistent program to get in the best shape of her life for the show. After winning her first show Davana decided to turn professional. Sadly her marriage did not last.

Davana turned professional after winning the first NPC Figure Nationals in 2001. However, there were no professional figure contests until 2003, so she was forced to take a year off from competition. She has been the most successful woman in figure competition, winning the first three Figure Olympias to date. Davana competes at 5'7" and 130 pounds, and currently lives in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

Davana says that her biggest inspiration has been her mother, who is very dedicated to everything that she does and taught her to do the same in her life. When the going gets tough, Davana usually relies on her mom to help her get through.

Recently Davana has remarried and was set to compete in the 2006 Ms. Figure Olympia, but due to health problems she was unable to defend her title. This was meant to be her last competition as Medina had stated her desire to retire from competition to start a family with her husband. Her sponsors released a statement through her website saying:

"Davana did not compete at the 2006 IFBB Figure Olympia to defend her title for a 4th consecutive time as a medical issue came up on Monday, September 25 and she was not able to compete. This was supposed to be her last show but she is undecided whether or not she will get back on stage to compete."*

Medina's training consists of simple compound movements with mostly free weights (she rarely uses cable exercises); she also rarely uses machines. She typically trains 6 days a week in the off-season (usually two body parts per day off-season, and only one body part per day on-season).

Figure Competitor - Davana Medina

2001 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States Figure Championships - 1st
2001 First Annual NPC National Figure Championships - 1st
2003 IFBB Figure International - 3rd
2003 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure - 2nd
2003 IFBB Night of Champions Figure - 1st
2003 IFBB New York Pro Figure - 1st
2003 IFBB Figure Olympia - 1st
2004 IFBB New York Pro Figure - 1st
2004 IFBB Figure Olympia - 1st
2005 IFBB New York Pro Figure - 1st
2005 IFBB Charlotte Pro Figure - 1st
2005 IFBB Figure Olympia - 1st

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