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Tonya Knight : biography

March 24, 1966 -

Tonya Knight (born March 24, 1966) is an American former IFBB professional female bodybuilder.

Personal life

Tonya married bodybuilder John Poteat; they are now divorced. Tonya currently lives in Blue Springs, Mo. She has a son named Malachi

Background

Knight was a regular on American Gladiators as Gold from 1989 to 1992 until she left due to an injury to her left knee. Tonya won the Ms. International title in 1989. She won the Ms. International title when she returned to competition in 1991. Knight was inducted into the 2011 IFBB Hall of Fame.

Contest history

  • 1984 NPC USA Championship - 11th (LHW)
  • 1985 NPC USA Championship - 6th (HW)
  • 1986 NPC USA Championship - 4th (HW)
  • 1988 Pro World Championship - 5th
  • 1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 4th (later disqualified)
  • 1989 Ms. International - 1st (later disqualified)
  • 1991 IFBB Grand Prix Italy - 1st
  • 1991 Ms. International - 1st
  • 1992 Ms. International - 6th
  • 1993 Jan Tana Classic - 3rd
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