Columbia Valley athlete heading to the nationals

Luraina Oddy is taking her desire to compete at the British Columbia Amateur Body Building Competition on a national level.

Luraina Oddy has qualified to take part in a national event after finishing second at the British Columbia Amateur Body Building Competition.

Luraina Oddy is taking her desire to compete at the British Columbia Amateur Body Building Competition on a national level.

After qualifying for the provincial competition in November, Oddy continued to work hard over the past few months for the event.

At the 2013 BC Provincial Championships on June 22 she finished second in the Masters Figure A aspect of the event.

“It was fierce. It was very different than the first one. Everybody was top notch and had great figures. You could tell there was experience at the show,” she said.

One aspect she enjoyed about the event was getting to know some of the other competitors.

“It was fun and you get to meet a lot of people. There is a lot of people who are supportive.”

Oddy is the former North American and Intercontinental Kickboxing Champion was ranked #1 in the world for eight years and took this will to win into this new aspect of her life.

“Being a competitive athlete I don’t ever like to place doubt in my head that I am not going to achieve what I have set out to do. I set out to win,” she said. “When I got there and saw all of the competitors and how they looked, I definitely had some doubts in my mind.”

The national event will be held on Aug. 17 in Vancouver

“It keeps it nice and close. I am totally stoked about it,” she said. “So much for indulging in wine and tasty food. My plans for beer and steak over the summer have been short lived.”

 

Just Posted

Your Mountain Minute

Your weekly news recap… Continue reading

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

GADSAR receives funding for building upgrades

Golden Star staff Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors unanimously approved an application… Continue reading

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read