Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia

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Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname The Yaxeneger[1]
Born (1966-09-03) September 3, 1966 (age 47)
Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight (In Season): 160–170 lb (73–77 kg)
(Off-Season): 185–190 lb (84–86 kg)[1]
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Jan Tana Classic[3], 1994[3]
Best win IFBB Ms. Olympia Champion[3], 2005[3]
Predecessor Iris Kyle[3]
Successor Iris Kyle[3]
Active Since 1989[3]

Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (born September 3, 1966) is a professional female bodybuilding champion from Venezuela. She ranks as the second-best female bodybuilder in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List.[4]

Early life[edit]

Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (born Yaxeni Oriquen) was born on September 3, 1966, in Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela, the youngest of nine children (four brothers and four sisters). She began a career in theater and modeling at an early age and studied theater while in Venezuela.[2]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

In 1989, she began dedicating herself to the sport of bodybuilding. Yaxeni won four amateur contests in 1993, earning her professional card after winning Ibero (Central) American Championships. She then moved to the United States.[2][3]

Professional[edit]

Her most noteworthy achievement as a professional has been winning the Ms. Olympia title in 2005. Currently, she is the most successful Venezuelan bodybuilder in the world, by being the only Venezuelan to win the Ms. Olympia. She is the winner of five Ms. International titles, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2012.[2][3]

Contest history[edit]

  • 1993 Venezuelan Nationals - first
  • 1993 Ibero American - first
  • 1993 Southern American - first
  • 1993 Central American Championships - first
  • 1994 Jan Tana Classic - 10th
  • 1994 International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Grand Prix Prague - sixth
  • 1995 Jan Tana Classic - ninth
  • 1995 IFBB Grand Prix Prague - fifth
  • 1996 Jan Tana Classic - 12th
  • 1996 IFBB Grand Prix Prague - sixth
  • 1996 IFBB Grand Prix Slovakia - sixth
  • 1997 Jan Tana Classic - sixth
  • 1998 Ms. International - 11th
  • 1998 Jan Tana Classic - fourth
  • 1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 10th
  • 1999 Ms. International - 18th
  • 1999 Jan Tana Classic - second
  • 1999 Women's Pro Extravaganza - third
  • 1999 Pro World Championship - sixth
  • 1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 10th
  • 2000 Ms. International - sixth (heavyweight - HW)
  • 2000 Jan Tana Classic - fifth (HW)
  • 2000 IFBB Ms. Olympia - fourth (HW)
  • 2001 Ms. International - fourth (HW)
  • 2001 Jan Tana Classic - second (HW)
  • 2001 IFBB Ms. Olympia - third (HW)
  • 2002 Ms. International - first (HW and overall)
  • 2002 GNC Show of Strength - first (HW and overall)
  • 2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia - fourth (HW)
  • 2003 Ms. International - first (HW and overall)
  • 2003 IFBB Ms. Olympia] - third (HW)
  • 2004 Ms. International - second (HW)
  • 2004 GNC Show of Strength - first (HW and overall)
  • 2004 IFBB Night of Champions - first (HW)
  • 2004 IFBB Ms. Olympia - third (HW)
  • 2005 Ms. International - first (HW and overall)
  • 2005 IFBB Ms. Olympia - first
  • 2006 Ms. International - third
  • 2006 IFBB Ms. Olympia - seventh
  • 2007 Ms. International - second
  • 2007 IFBB Ms. Olympia - third
  • 2008 Ms. International - first
  • 2008 IFBB Ms. Olympia - third
  • 2009 Ms. International - third
  • 2009 IFBB Ms. Olympia - fifth
  • 2010 Ms. International - second
  • 2010 IFBB Ms. Olympia] - second
  • 2011 Ms. International - second
  • 2011 IFBB Ms. Olympia - second
  • 2012 Ms. International - first
  • 2012 IFBB Ms. Olympia - third
  • 2013 Ms. International - second
  • 2013 IFBB Ms. Olympia - fourth[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1990, Yaxeni had her only son, Luis Alcala. In 2000, she married Tomas Garcia, and currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida, where she worked as a personal trainer and fitness nutrition adviser at the IronWorks in South Beach. She is an evangelical Christian.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‘The Yaxeneger’ Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography". http://yaxeni.com. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Facebook
  4. ^ "IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List". getbig.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Ms. Olympia
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
First (2005) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Ms. International
Preceded by:
Vickie Gates
First (2002) Succeeded by:
Herself
Preceded by:
Herself
Second (2003) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Third (2005) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Fourth (2008) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Fifth (2012) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle