Pavla Brantalova is a female bodybuilder born in the Czech Republic in 1977. She achieved acclaim in bodybuilding circles by competing successfully at the international level. Brantalova won the lightweight division at the European Bodybuilding Championship in 1998. She placed third in the lightweight division at the 1998 IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships and second in the lightweight division at the 1999 Jan Tana Classic. She competed at a weight ranging from 115-125 pounds at a height of 5’3″ and was known for a physique that was particularly well-developed for someone of her age. At a weight of 125 pounds, Brantalova was able to bench press 180 pounds for eight repetitions.
In addition to bodybuilding, Brantalova has used her muscular physique and strength to pursue a career in submission style wrestling in which she wrestled against female and even male opponents. She was a small but surprisingly strong wrestler. AmazOns.com has described her as being “amazingly, freakishly powerful.” She made several wrestling videos and also worked as a session wrestler. Brantalova has retired from both bodybuilding and wrestling and now works as a nurse in California.