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Η ιστορία του Mr. Olympia

Mr. Olympia is the 51st running of this competition, founded by the ‘godfather of bodybuilding’, Joe Weider. The winner is crowned at the Joe Weider “Fitness and Performance Weekend” competition, now held annually in Las Vegas.

Our video takes you back to the spectacular Mr Olympia, from his beginnings under Joe Weider to the present day. The pageant is now something completely different in scale – not only in terms of the contestants’ physiques, but also in terms of prize money and pectoral muscle size.

MR OLYMPIA SNAPSHOT TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

He read some interesting highlights, which we couldn’t fit in the video but we thought it a good idea to mention them here. Memorize as much as you can to impress your friends when you find yourself at a bar.

  • The first winners – Apart from the first winner Larry Scott aka ”The Legend”, no other contestant has won the title since his first entry.
  • Winning Efforts – This title deservedly belongs to Franc Columbo and Frank Zane who won after 5 innings. If your name is Frank, be sure to wait 5 years!
  • Valor Award -Frank Zane came 3rd in 1980 after a near fatal accident and long hospital stay.
  • Consecutive Wins – With current champion Phil Heath, America has been a winning nation for 18 consecutive years.

INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT MR OLYMPIA

Some more exciting facts:

  • Country Dominance – In the 51 years of the competition, one country has had supreme dominance. Based on the wins it is as follows: America 32 – Other countries 19 wins.
  • Big Ron – Huge isn’t just Ronnie Coleman’s legs. He also holds the records for heaviest winner (134 kg), largest arms (61 cm), largest waist (91.5 cm) and largest calf (56 cm).
  • Only one title – 3 men have won the title only once: Chris Dickerson(1982), Samir Bannout(1983) and Dexter Jackson(2008).


Katerina Baka

Katerina Baka

Writer and expert


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