Johnnie O. Jackson Wins 2017 Arnold Classic Africa

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (May 11, 2017) – Johnnie O. Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas won his fifth career IFBB Pro League title when he took home the 2017 Arnold Classic Africa crown on May 7 in Johannesburg.

Arnold Classic Africa Winner Johnnie Jackson

Arnold Classic Africa Winner Johnnie Jackson | Photo credit: Soulby Jackson / Arnold Classic Africa

Jackson won the contest over second-place Michael Lockett and third-place Juan ‘Diesel” Morel, both of the United States. Two weeks earlier, Jackson (fourth), Lockett (third) and Morel (second) had all finished in the top four of the Arnold Classic South America behind winner Lukas Osladil.

arnold classic africa 2017 top 6

Arnold Classic Africa Top 6 with Arnold Schwarzenegger | Photo credit: Soulby Jackson / Arnold Classic Africa

Also finishing in the top 10 at the Arnold Classic Africa were: Victor Martinez of the Dominican Republic, fourth; Ibrahim Fahim of Kuwait, fifth; Jeff Beckham of USA, sixth; Tomas Kaspar of Czech Republic, seventh; Earl Abrahams of South Africa, eighth; Sulaiman Al Tarkait of Kuwait, ninth; and Derek Upshaw of USA, tenth.

Arnold Africa Fitness Winner Regiane Da Silva with Arnold Schwarzenegger | Photo credit: Soulby Jackson / Arnold Classic Africa

Arnold Classic Africa: Pro Fitness Veteran competitor Regiane Da Silva of Germany, who has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2017 season, took home first place in Pro Fitness at the 2017 Arnold Classic Africa.

Arnold Africa Fitness Top Six

Arnold Africa Fitness Top Six | Photo credit: Soulby Jackson / Arnold Classic Africa

Derina Wilson of the USA had one of her most impressive performances with a career-best second place finish. Diana Monteiro of Brasil was third.

Also finishing in the top 10 were: Kristine Duba of USA, fourth; Nicolette Spencer of USA, fifth; Missy Farrell of Canada, sixth; Tiffany Chandler of USA, seventh; Holly Semanoff of USA, eighth; Caroly Botha of South Africa, ninth; and Sally Kendall Williams of USA, tenth.


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