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Albert Beckles (born July 14, 1930) is a former IFBB pro bodybuilder and a three-time New York City Night of Champions winner.
Beckles was born in Barbados but emigrated to London.
In the mid-1960s, he won several British regional titles before winning the 1969 and 1970 NABBA Mr. Britain titles. In 1971, Beckles joined the IFBB, earning the overall at the IFBB “Mr. Universe.”
Beckles was one of the most active participants in bodybuilding history, having been in over 100 contests. In 1982 he won the Night of Champions competition in New York.
Beckles’ record-setting 13 forays into the IFBB Mr. Olympia have yielded six placings among the top five, including coming second to Lee Haney in 1985.
In 1991, at the age of 61 years old, he won the Niagara Falls Pro Invitational.
Beckles currently resides in Los Angeles.
Weight: 218 lb
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The 1998 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on October 10, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The total prize money awarded was $300,000.
Dorian Yates, who sustained a severe tricep injury before winning the 1997 Mr. Olympia, announced his retirement leaving way for a new champion.
Ronnie Coleman surprised the field by winning the title over the more established favorites, Flex Wheeler, Nasser El Sonbaty, and Shawn Ray.
Paul Dillet was suffering from severe dehydration and passed out after just 10 minutes of pre-judging, and dropped out of the competition.
Mr Olympia 1998 results
|3.||35,000$||Nasser El Sonbaty||11||16||17||16||60|
|10.||10,000$||Jean Pierre Fux||53||51||53||157|
Mr Olympia 1984
The 1984 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in October 1984 at the Felt Forum in New York City, New York.
Total prize money awarded was $100,000.
Lee Haney won his first Mr. Olympia title.
The event had the highest attendance for the prejudging (4,200) and finals (5,000) and the largest amount of total prize money ($100,000) for any Olympia up to that time.
Mr Olympia 1984 results
Mr Olympia 1974
The 1974 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in October 1974 at the Felt Forum in New York City, New York.
It was the 10th Mr. Olympia competition held.
Arnold Schwarzenegger won his fifth consecutive Mr. Olympia title.
This was the first Mr. Olympia to have two weight classes, the two-class scoring system would continue until the 1979 contest.
Mr Olympia Results:
Over 200 lbs
Under 200 lbs