Irene Andersen

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Irene Andersen[1]
Bodybuilder
Personal info
Born (1966-09-09) September 9, 1966 (age 55)[1]
Denmark[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
WeightIn Season: 185 lb (84 kg)
Off-Season: 209 lb (95 kg)[2]
Professional career
Pro-debutIFBB Atlantic City Pro[2], 2006[2]
Best winLucia Classic champion[3], 2004[3]
ActiveSince 2003[4]

Irene Andersen (born September 9, 1966) is a Swedish professional bodybuilder. She is one of the biggest female bodybuilders in the world.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Irene Andersen was born on 1966 in Denmark. She moved to Sweden when she was two years old. Her hometown is Malmö, Sweden. She was always physically strong and as a young girl she used to wrestle boys winning over them. She trained Thai boxing for many years. She attended Malmö Latin School.[2][5][6][4]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Irene has always been weight training and people told her she should compete but it wasn’t until she was 36 she started competing. At the 2004 Lucia Classic, her won 1st place and archived her IFBB pro card. She then started to compete in United States.[4]

Professional[edit]

She attended her first IFBB pro competition, the 2006 IFBB Atlantic City Pro, where she placed 18th place. On August 15, 2015, Wings of Strength announced Irene Andersen received a special invite for the IFBB 2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships. This was Irene Andersen's first Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships qualification. At the 2015 IFBB IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships, she placed 14th place.[7][8]

Competition history[edit]

  • 2003 Lucia - 1st
  • 2004 Swedish Championships - 1st (overall, 4th place couple, and Rookie of the Year)
  • 2004 Lucia Classic - 1st
  • 2006 IFBB Atlantic City Pro - 18th
  • 2007 IFBB Sacramento Pro - 7th (HW)
  • 2007 IFBB Jan Tana Classic - 4th (HW)
  • 2007 IFBB Atlantic City Pro - 15th (HW)
  • 2008 IFBB Tampa Pro - 15th
  • 2008 IFBB Europa Super Show - 4th (HW)
  • 2008 IFBB Atlantic City Pro - 12th
  • 2009 IFBB New York Pro - 16th
  • 2009 IFBB Tampa Pro - 10th
  • 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro - 18th
  • 2010 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions - 16th
  • 2011 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions - 16th
  • 2012 IFBB Tampa Pro - 16th
  • 2013 IFBB Tampa Pro - 10th
  • 2015 IFBB Chicago Pro - 7th
  • 2015 IFBB Omaha Pro - 9th
  • 2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships - 14th[8]

Personal life[edit]

Irene is Jewish and the mother of three. She currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has opened a gym and a successful hotel. When she is in Sweden she often seen as a freak and people question whether she’s a woman or a man but when she visits United States she’s congratulated on her great physique and her hard work.[6][4]

Motion picture appearance[edit]

Too big for the world[edit]

In 2016, Irene will be featured in the documentary Too big for the world.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Female bodybuilding
  • List of female professional bodybuilders

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Irene Andersen". Ireneandersen.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Irene Andersen - AMG Lite". Amg-lite.net. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Irene Andersen". Ireneandersen.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "» About the film". Toobigfortheworld.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  5. "Säkerhetskontroll krävs". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Säkerhetskontroll krävs". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  7. "Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Andersen, Irene". Musclememory.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.

External links[edit]

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