|Birth Day:||October 12, 1978|
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She was inspired to begin training after meeting a woman preparing for the National Junior Championships.
Popa entered her first local competition in 2000, a regional cup in which she placed second. Later that same year, she placed third in her division at the National Championships. In 2003, upon reaching a weight of 125 pounds (57 kg) she began competing in the heavyweight bracket, representing her country until 2005. In 2006, she relocated to Switzerland, close to Zurich, and has competed for her adopted country as an amateur. She received her IFBB pro card in 2008 after winning the overall and heavyweight at the 2008 IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna.As a pro athlete, she represents her native country, Romania.
Popa competed in her first Ms. International in 2010 and her first Ms. Olympia in 2011. With the exception of the 2010 Ms. International, every IFBB professional bodybuilding competition Popa has attended has found her placing within the top five. At the 2013 and 2014 Ms. Olympia competitions, she finished second behind Iris Kyle. To date, this is her second highest placing. Her trainer is bodybuilder Dylan Armbrust, owner of Armbrust Pro Gym and husband of professional bodybuilder Heather Policky Armbrust.
Due to injuries, Popa did not participate in the 2015 Rising Phoenix World Championships, but returned to competition in 2016.
Alina has a brother named Vicentiu.
Currently, Alina Popa is 44 years, 3 months and 26 days old. Alina Popa will celebrate 45th birthday on a Thursday 12th of October 2023. Below we countdown to Alina Popa upcoming birthday.