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Encyclopedia > Sergio Oliva
Sergio Oliva
Born July 4, 1941
Cuba
Sergio Oliva on the cover of X-ercise magazine
Sergio Oliva on the cover of X-ercise magazine

Sergio Oliva (born 4 July 1941) known in bodybuilding circles as "The Myth". This sobriquet was given to him by Bodybuilder/Writer; Rick Wayne. Wayne had begun calling Oliva "The Myth" "(because everyone who saw him at the 1967 Montreal World's Fair said he was "JUST UNBELIEVABLE")".[1] For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Image File history File links Sergiooliva. ... Image File history File links Sergiooliva. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...

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Distinctions

  • Is the only good black body builder out there right now.
  • The second bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia competition.
  • One of three bodybuilders to ever defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Mr Olympia contest, 1969.
  • The only bodybuilder to win a Mr. Olympia Contest uncontested, 1968. [2]
  • Oliva was Mr. Olympia in: 1967, 1968, and 1969.

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After arriving in America he struggled to survive. It was said that he worked for some 12 hours a day followed by grueling workouts in the gym.


Trivia

  • Has served the city of Chicago as a police officer for more than 25 years.
  • In 1986, Sergio survived being shot by his then-wife.
  • Oliva was renowned for his long muscle bellies and his extremely wide back.
  • Oliva was known for his 28 inch waist, 22 inch arms, and 58 inch chest.

Titles

  • AAU Junior Mr America - Most Muscular, 1965
  • AAU Mr America - Most Muscular, 1965
  • AAU Junior Mr America, 1965
  • AAU Junior Mr America - Most Muscular, 1965
  • AAU Mr America - Most Muscular, 1966
  • IFBB Mr World, 1966
  • IFBB Mr. Universe, 1967
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1968
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1969
  • WBBG Mr Galaxy, 1972
  • IFBB Mr International, 1973
  • WBBG Mr International, 1974
  • WBBG Mr. Olympus, 1975
  • WBBG Mr. Olympus, 1976
  • WABBA World Championships, 1977
  • WBBG Mr. Olympus, 1978
  • WABBA Pro World Cup, 1980
  • WABBA World Championship, 1980
  • WABBA Pro World Cup, 1981

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References

  1. ^ Wayne, Rick (1985). Muscle Wars. St. Martin's Press, P. 257. ISBN 0-312-55353-6. 
  2. ^ Wayne, Rick (1985). Muscle Wars. St. Martin's Press, P. 250. ISBN 0-312-55353-6. 

Headquartered in the legendary Flatiron Building in New York City, St. ... Headquartered in the legendary Flatiron Building in New York City, St. ...

See also

This is a list of male professional bodybuilders. ...

External link

Mr. Olympia
Preceded by:
Larry Scott
1967-1969 Succeeded by:
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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