LISA-MARIE GRAHAM GRABS A GRAND IN ECUADOR

Lisa-Marie Graham finished second in bikini fitness at the IFBB Elite Pro South American Championships on her pro debut with the IFBB.

Lisa-Marie, who earned $1,200 in prize money, just missed out on a larger cash prize for first place to Oksana Oleinik from Russia

It was one of three big international IFBB contests last weekend.

Lebanon hosted a Diamond Cup; the IFBB Elite Pro Nafplio took place in Greece and there was also the Ecuador pro show in which Lisa competed, which was staged alongside the 45th IFBB South American Championships.

More big events are fast approaching, including the $60,000 Arnold Classic Europe, the culmination of the $300,000 IFBB World Ranking and the UKBFF British Championships in Nottingham.

Well done to Britain's Andrea Corbett, who competed in bodyfitness for the first time, and El Noval, who made his pro debut in men's physique.

Next stop for Lisa-Marie is the IFBB Masters Elite Pro show in Skopje, which takes place alongside a Diamond Cup event for amateurs from October 11 to 14 in Macedonia.

Lisa-Marie Graham, seen here winning this year’s UK Nationals. Image by Kevin Horton.

Lisa-Marie Graham, seen here winning this year’s UK Nationals. Image by Kevin Horton.