Jun 24, 2012 Sports
I read constantly in the national media that Hugh Ross (congratulations on his most recent accomplishment) is, and has been Guyana’s most accomplished bodybuilder which is totally inaccurate.
The most accomplished, decorated and successful bodybuilder (easily) from the land of many waters happens to be a woman by the name of Laura Creavalle who performed in Guyana in the 1990s and was inducted into the IFBB Hall of fame in 2007.
While Mr Ross’s performances are noteworthy, he would be Guyana’s most accomplished “Masters” bodybuilder. This however is no comparison to Ms Creavalle’s exploits on the international stage.
See below for a profile and personal accomplishments for Ms Creavalle as compiled by Wikipedia.
Last updated 9 months ago
Born January 25, 1959 (age 53)
Pro-debut NPC USA Championship, 1986
Best win Ms. International 3 times, 1989-2002
Active Retired 2002
Laura Cordelia Creavalle is an IFBB professional female bodybuilder, originally from Guyana.
Creavalle was born on January 25, 1959 in Essequibo, Guyana. Laura was one of the most successful female bodybuilders of the 1990s. Creavalle earned her pro card by winning the heavyweight class at the 1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico.
She made her pro debut six weeks later at the 1988 Ms. Olympia contest. She was the first woman to win the Ms. International title three times (since matched by Vickie Gates, Yaxeni Oriquen, and Iris Kyle), and was twice runner-up in the Ms. Olympia contest. She holds the record for the most consecutive Ms. Olympia appearances with twelve (from 1988 to 1999), finishing below sixth place only in her first appearance.
Now retired from competition, she operates Club Creavalle, offering personal training, nutrition training, and related services. Laura has written two cook books, A Taste of Club Creavalle (ISBN 0-9669168-1-6) and The Lite Lifestyle: 150 Ultra Low Calorie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss! She also co-authored The Health Handbook with former husband Chris Aceto. Laura has been a feature editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine on low fat cooking in the Muscle Fare column.
Creavalle now lives in Toronto with her husband Colin Maragh, whom she married in 2000. They operate a company called Healthy Gourmet Express, which provides customers with weekly deliveries of ten meals.
1983 Novice Canada – 1st
1983 Toronto Championships – 1st
1983 Ontario Canadian Championships
novice – 1st
1985 Toronto Championships – 1st
1985 The Choice of Champions – 1st
1986 NPC Southern California – 1st (HW)
1986 NPC California State – 2nd (HW)
1986 NPC Nationals – 4th (MW)
1986 NPC USA Championship – 1st (LHW
1986 NPC USA Mixed Pairs – 1st
1988 IFBB Caribbean Championships – 1st (HW)
1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships
– 1st (HW)
1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 11th
1989 Pro World – 8th
1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th
1990 Ms. International – 1st
1990 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
1991 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
1992 Ms. International – 3rd
1992 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
1994 Ms. International – 1st
1994 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
1995 Ms. International – 1st
1995 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th
1996 Ms. International – 2nd
1996 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th
1999 Pro Extravaganza – 1st
1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th (LW)
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