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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.

Bodybuilding career

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.


Height: 5’7
Weight: 218 lb
Neck: 16½
Waist: 31
Thigh: 25
Calf: 16¾
Arms: 19
Chest: 48½

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mr olympia 1998

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

1.110,000$Ronnie Coleman1755532
2.50,000$Flex Wheeler510101035
3.35,000$Nasser El Sonbaty1116171660
4.25,000$Kevin Levrone2321202084
5.20,000$Shawn Ray1822242589
6.14,000$Chris Cormier40303030130
7.13,000$Lee Priest303535100
8.12,000$Ernie Taylor534042135
9.11,000$Mike Matarazo544852154
10.10,000$Jean Pierre Fux535153157
11.Milos Sarcev615661178
12.Johnny Moya606262184
13.Darrem Charles696361193
14.Aaron Baker736756196
15.Gunter Schlierkamp777369219
16.Ahmed Haidar848083247
17.Claude Groulx888282252
Paul Dillett35


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Mr Olympia 1984 | Bodybuilding history | Lee Haney Winner 1984

Mr Olympia 1984

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

1.50,000$Lee Haney
2.20,000$Mohamed Makkawy
3.10,000$Jusup Wilkosz
4.6,000$Albert Beckles
5.4,000$Roy Callender
6.3,000$Samir Bannout
7.Bob Paris
8.Sergio Oliva
9.Tom Platz
10.Bob Birdsong
11.Chris Dickerson
12.Tony Pearson
13.Boyer Coe
14.Chuck Williams
15.Bill Grant
16.Charles Glass
17.Robby Robinson
18.Hubert Metz
19.James Gaubert
20.Appie Steenbeek


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Mr Olympia 1974 | bodybuilding history | Mr Olympia 1974

Mr Olympia 1974

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

1.Arnold Schwarzenegger
2.Lou Ferringo
3.Serge Nurbet

Under 200 lbs

1.Franco Columbu
2.Frank Zane

Overall winner

1.Arnold Schwarzenegger1000$