February 1, 2002 Report
The NPC is adding a third round to all figure competitions in 2002. In addition to the one-piece and two-piece-suit comparisons, the women will now be called out for quarter turns again in their two-piece suits at the finals. The point is to emphasize the physique aspect’as opposed to fitness contests, where the routines are a key element’and also to give the audience a better feel for what’s going on. All those who think this solves the problem of making figure shows more interesting, please raise your hands.