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.”


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