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Olympia Figure Champion Jenny Lynn Dies
Sad news in the bodybuilding world as two-time Ms. Olympia Figure winner Jenny Lynn died in her sleep. Details are sketchy right now but supposedly she had a seizure in her sleep while her husband tried to resuscitate her but he was unsuccessful and she passed away. What lead to her death is unknown (at this time) but that hasn’t stopped the keyboard warriors on the internet from blaming her prior use of PEDs as the cause of death. Jenny was the face of the Figure Class from 2004 to 2007 with her balance of muscle and beauty. She retired from competition in 2009 after winning 12 IFBB Pro League contests including 2 Olympia titles and 3 Arnold Classic Titles (Ms.International).
Jenny Lynn's Early Background In Fitness
As a kid, Jenny was a competitive cheerleading which planted the seed for a career in fitness. After high school, she became an aerobics instructor and found herself competing in aerobics. It was at this time when she began weight training and soon afterwards she entered her first fitness competition. With her incredible genetics and some hard work, it took only 1 year for her to earn her IFBB pro card at the 2001 NPC USA Fitness Championships.
Competing In The IFBB Pro League
After competing in IFBB Pro League in the fitness division for 2 years with poor placings, Jenny made the jump to Figure in 2003 when the IFBB instituted pro figure competitions. She won back to back Olympia titles in 2006 and 2007 and captured three Arnold Classic titles along the way. Her placings at the Olympia got worse and worse and in 2009, Jenny retired from competing after placing 7th. Over her career she was sponsored by GNC to endorse the Pro Performance product line, ABB (American Bodybuilding), MuscleTech and later by Ultimate Nutrition. Click HERE to read her full contest histroy. Jenny was also spotted on a plane after the 2010 Arnold Classic reading MUSCLE INSIDER so she's always been alright in our books! Our thoughts go out to Jenny's family, friends and many fans around the world. R.I.P.