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Mr Olympia 1979 | Bodybuilding history | Frank Zane Winner 1979 Mr O

Mr Olympia 1979

Mr Olympia 1979

The 1979 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in September, 1979 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.

The total prize money awarded was $50,000.

Frank Zane won his third consecutive Mr. Olympia title
This was the last year the Mr. Olympia contest used weight divisions to determine an overall winner.

Over 200 lbs

1.Mike Mentzer
2.Dennis Tinerino
3.Roger Walker
4.Roy Callender
5.Bob Birdsong

Under 200 lbs

1.Frank Zane
2.Boyer Coe
3.Robby Robinson
4.Chris Dickerson
5.Danny Padilla
6.Carlos Rodriguez
7.Albert Beckles
8.Tom Platz
9.Ed Corney
10Steve Davis

Overall Winner

1.Frank Zane25000$