We recently learned that IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Sharon (Arrildt) Marvel, has passed. One of the early pioneers of female bodybuilding, Sharon had an amazing physique which quickly propelled her to the pro ranks and made her a favorite amongst fans and judges.
Born in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, April 14, 1964, Sharon began training in 1982. In 1986 she won both the Eastern Shore and the Maryland State Championships. She went on to win the lightweight and overall at the NPC Jr. Nationals in 1987 and in 1989 earned her IFBB Pro card by winning the middleweight class at the NPC Nationals. Sharon competed in several pro shows including 4 appearances in the Ms. Olympia, placing as high as 5th.
A long time friend and supporter of FemaleMuscle, Sharon also worked for us on Talklive for several years and developed a huge fan following.
Thank you for the years you shared with us through bodybuilding and for the wonderful memories we have of you. Rest in Peace Sharon, we will truly miss you.