Kim Chizevsky

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Kim Chizevsky
Personal Info
Born(1968-04-23) April 23, 1968 (age 44)
Mattoon, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight(In Season): 132–160 lb (60–73 kg)
(Off-Season): 170–176 lb (77–80 kg)
Professional Career
Pro-debutNorth American Championship, 1992
Best winMs. Olympia Four consecutive times, 1996-1999
PredecessorLenda Murray
SuccessorValentina Chepiga and Andrulla Blanchette
ActiveRetired 2004
 
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Kim Chizevsky
Personal Info
Born(1968-04-23) April 23, 1968 (age 44)
Mattoon, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight(In Season): 132–160 lb (60–73 kg)
(Off-Season): 170–176 lb (77–80 kg)
Professional Career
Pro-debutNorth American Championship, 1992
Best winMs. Olympia Four consecutive times, 1996-1999
PredecessorLenda Murray
SuccessorValentina Chepiga and Andrulla Blanchette
ActiveRetired 2004

Kim Chizevsky (born April 23, 1968) is an American professional female bodybuilding champion, and fitness and figure competitor.

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Early life and education

Chizevsky was born in 1968 in Mattoon, Illinois, and was raised in Decatur. Chizevsky was a multi-sport star in high school. In addition to participating in volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading, she ran the 100, 400, 800 relay, and mile relay, threw the shot and discus, and did the long jump. She then attended Southern Illinois University, where she studied to be a paralegal. While in college, she joined the dance squad and participated in aerobics. After a couple years of dance and aerobics, a friend convinced her to try bodybuilding. Despite no training, diet, or preparation, she finished second in her first show, the 1989 NPC Tri-State, competing at 121 pounds (55 kg).

Bodybuiding career

Chizevsky earned her pro card by winning the 1992 IFBB North American Championship, competing at 147 pounds (67 kg). She had moderate success in her first few years of pro competition, including winning the 1993 Ms. International, but the Ms. Olympia title eluded her. Chizevsky finally unseated six-time defending champion Lenda Murray in 1996, and started a four year reign of her own. Over the years she continued to gradually add size to her 5-foot-8-inch (1.73 m) frame; at the 1997 Ms. Olympia, she competed at 157 pounds (71 kg). Chizevsky decided to retire from bodybuilding after winning the 1999 Ms. Olympia. She gave up much of her muscle gains and began competing in fitness and figure competitions in 2001 with only limited success. In January, 2008, Kim was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame.

Motion picture appearance

In 2000, Chizevsky appeared in The Cell, which starred Jennifer Lopez.

Personal life

Chizevsky is married to Chad Nicholls, a bodybuilding nutritionist and training consultant. They live in Springfield, Missouri with two children.

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Ms. Olympia
Preceded by:
Lenda Murray
First (1996)Succeeded by:
Herself
Preceded by:
Herself
Second (1997)Succeeded by:
Herself
Preceded by:
Herself
Third (1998)Succeeded by:
Herself
Preceded by:
Herself
Fourth (1999)Succeeded by:
Andrulla Blanchette &
Valentina Chepiga
Ms. International
Preceded by:
Anja Schreiner
First (1993)Succeeded by:
Laura Creavalle
Preceded by:
Laura Creavalle
Second (1996)Succeeded by:
Yolanda Hughes