Pavla Brantalova

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Pavla Brantalova is a female bodybuilder and wrestler born in the Czech Republic in 1977.[1] She achieved acclaim in bodybuilding circles by competing successfully at the international level. Brantalova won the lightweight division at the European Bodybuilding Championship in 1998.[1] She placed third in the lightweight division at the 1998 IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships[1] and second in the lightweight division at the 1999 Jan Tana Classic. She competed at a weight ranging from 115-125 pounds at a height of 5'3" and was known for a physique that was particularly well-developed for someone of her age. At a weight of 125 pounds, Brantalova was able to bench press 180 pounds for eight repetitions.

In addition to bodybuilding, Brantalova has used her muscular physique and strength to pursue a career in submission style wrestling in which she wrestled against female and even male opponents. She was a small but surprisingly strong wrestler. has described her as being "amazingly, freakishly powerful." She made several wrestling videos, once taking on fellow IFBB competitor Charlene Rink in a fight that ended in victory for Rink, and also worked as a session wrestler. Brantalova has retired from both bodybuilding and wrestling and now works as a nurse[1] in California.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d Wennerstrom, Steve (March 2002). "Flex 'n' femme: marathon muscle". FLEX. Retrieved 5 December 2010.