Ritva Elomaa

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Ritva "Kike" Elomaa
Kike Elomaa Vihreillä Niityillä.jpg
Member of Finnish Parliament
for Finland Proper
Assumed office
20 April 2011
Personal details
Born Ritva Sainio
(1955-07-16) 16 July 1955 (age 62)[1][2]
Lokalahti, Finland
Nationality Finnish[1]
Political party True Finns[1]
Spouse(s) Married[1]
Residence Masku, Finland[1]
Website KikeElomaa.com
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname Kike[3]
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[3]
Weight 117 lb (53 kg)[3]
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Ms. Olympia[2], 1981[2]
Best win IFBB Ms. Olympia champion[2], 1981[2]
Predecessor Rachel McLish[2]
Successor Rachel McLish[2]
Active Retired 1983[2]

Ritva Tuulikki "Kike" Elomaa[1][4] (née Sainio; born 16 July 1955, in Lokalahti) is a Finnish professional female bodybuilding champion, pop singer, and member of the Finnish Parliament.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Kike Elomaa was born in Lokalahti, Finland in 1955. She matriculated from Mynämäki gymnasium in 1975 and graduated from Helsinki Nursing School as roentgen nurse in 1980.[4][3]

Bodybuilding career[edit]



In 1981, Kike defeated Rachel McLish at the IFBB Ms. Olympia. Following her wildly successful contest campaign in 1981, she competed only three more times, placing third at the 1982 IFBB Ms. Olympia and second at the 1983 IFBB Pro Worlds.[3]


Kike ended her career on stage after a fifth-place finish at the 1983 IFBB Ms. Olympia.[3]


Currently Kike is the most successful Finnish bodybuilder of all time. She was the only non-American to win the Ms. Olympia title until 2000. She was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2001. She has also been awarded the IFBB’s President’s Gold Medal for her work in supporting the sport of bodybuilding. A fitness contest, the Kike Elomaa Fitness Championship, is held annually in Finland.[3]

Contest history[edit]

Parliament of Finland[edit]

2011 election[edit]

On 17 April 2011, Kike was elected to the Finnish parliament for 2011–2015, representing the electoral district of Finland Proper and is a member of the True Finns party.[5]

On 13 June 2017, Elomaa and 19 others left the Finns Party parliamentary group to found the New Alternative parliamentary group.[6] However, on 22 June, she left the group and re-joined the Finns Party.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kike Elomaa". facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Elomaa, Kike". musclememory.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kike Elomaa". ifbbpro.com. IFBB Professional League. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "CV". KikeElomaa.com (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
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  6. ^ "Tällainen on Uusi vaihtoehto – Nämä kansanedustajat jättivät perussuomalaiset". yle.fi (in Finnish). 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ritva Elomaa siirtyy takaisin perussuomalaisiin – Halla-aho kehottaa muitakin "pohtimaan asiaa"". Helsingin-Sanomat (in Finnish). 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
Ms. Olympia
Preceded by:
Rachel McLish
First (1981) Succeeded by:
Rachel McLish