1982 Mr. Olympia – Champion Chris Dickerson


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1982 Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson Suffers Massive Heart Attack

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One of the world’s most titled bodybuilders, Dickerson’s competitive career spanned thirty years; he was known for both his heavily muscled, symmetrical physique and for his skills on the posing dais. Dickerson first entered bodybuildingcompetition in 1965 by taking third place at that year’s Mr. Long Beach competition. He turned pro in 1973 and won a total of 15 professional bodybuilding.

1982 Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson suffers major heart attack. When we thought it was all doom and gloom with the coronavirus, more devastating news has shocked the bodybuilding world. Evolutionofbodybuilding.net has been informed by bodybuilding historian Si Sweeney, that 1982 Mr. Olympia and NABBA Mr.

Universe Chris Dickerson who is 80 years old has suffered a major. Dickerson won the Mr. Olympia once (1982), a distinction he shares with Samir Bannout (1983) and Dexter Jackson (2008).

Aiding Dickerson throughout his career was 1999 Hall of Famer Bill Pearl. In addition to the 1982 IFBB Mr. Olympia, Dickerson won nine other IFBB pro shows in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, making him one of the most successful competitors. Chris Dickerson Bodybuilder Mr Olympia 1982.

Chris Dickerson was no ordinary bodybuilder with a competitive history as a bodybuilder that spans over 30 years entering 55 bodybuilding competitions in those 30 years and walking away as the winner in many of them. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States on August 25 1939. Video > Chris Dickerson 1982 Mr.

Olympia (His Best Year) musclemecca.com does not sell or endorse products. Do not sell any products through musclemecca.com MuscleMecca.com has no affiliation with advertisers; they simply purchase advertising space here. If you have questions go to their site and ask them directly. October 25, 2017 Alex Roberts 1982 Mr.

Olympia Winner Chris Dickerson After the boycott in 1981, Frank Zane and Boyer Coe decided to come back to the Olympia competition, but Mike Mentzer was not part of it. Held in October 198 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England this was another year when the contest went outside US borders. An Interview With 1982 Mr. Olympia, Chris Dickerson. Chris made history by becoming the first African American man to win the A.A.U.

Mr. America. I spoke with Chris recently and he gave me a fascinating glimpse into the life of. Chris Dickerson became the first openly gay and oldest competitor up to that time to win the Mr. Olympia title at 43 years old.

Franco Columbu, the 1981 champion did not compete Tom Platz, who was favored, tore his right bicep 6 weeks prior to the competition and competed after having it surgically repaired. Training with Bill Pearl for many of his major competitions, including his 1982 Olympia victory, Chris Dickerson was one of the most impressive bodybuilders to ever compete at the highest level. He competed into his 50s even winning the Masters Olympia, one of two competitors to ever have that accomplishment, the other being Dexter Jackson.

1982 IFBB Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson He retired after winning the 50+ competition at the 1994 Masters Olympia and was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000.

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And I won the 1981 Mr. Olympia by a greater margin than I did in 1976, and against a stronger field of competitors.

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He won his 1960 debut at Monmouth Park for new trainer Carl Hanford, then won a mile event at Aqueduct in 1:34%, believed to be a record for a threeyear-old at that distance.

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His bodybuilding victories included five Mr. Universe (4 – NABBA [USA]) wins, and seven Mr. Olympia wins, a record which would stand until Lee Haney won his eighth consecutive Mr. Olympia title in 1991.

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  • *in that breathy RP voice we get for all royal occasions and shows: “and here we have the Queens official bodybuilder sir dickerson, demonstrating the ideal physical standard for young men to aspire to.”

  • The oldest to date Mr O winner in the contest’s history. I was hoping they’d give one to The Blade but no luck. Dickerson is probably THE most muscular Mr O ever. In ’82 he looked like he had had his skin removed he was SOOO ripped.

  • Jesus, he looks incredible, unfortunately this was the start of the downfall of bodybuilding only focusing on mass and not quality posing and a physique that flows well with all the other body parts.

  • chris dickerson was the WORST mr o, of all time. he was worse than today’s drugged out pot bellied fools. he had no arms or chest, his abs weren’t very good either. his supposedly prize winning legs were lacking…high insertions above the knees, thigh muscle just wasn’t there on the outside of his knee, and small on the inner part of the knee. plus he looked like an idiot in this video, trying to moon walk when he couldn’t do it…embarrassing!

  • Sorry to hear that news. Most people weren’t even around or aware that Chris Dickerson was the first African American to win the old AAU Mr. America. My opinion, he didn’t get respect he was due. He appeared on Johnny Carson show several times and had worked as a page for NBC. Thanks for the report Nick.

  • His FEET ooooh perfect DELICIOUS manly virility behaving testosterone display my os to worship muscles like those watch his NUDE posing!!

  • Samir, Albert, or Bertal should have won they got screwed Chris Dickerson and Frank Zane sucked that year hell even with a torn bicep I had Tom Platz in 3rd beating Chris and Zane if I were judging I would have chosen. 1 Samir Bannout 2 Bertial Foxx 3 Tom Platz 4 Albert 5th Chris Dickerson 6th Casey Viator 7th Frank Zane. Well at least they gave the title to Samir the next year as he was screwed over this year but I can’t say the same for Bertial Foxx

  • I’m sorry but how did that physique take 1st place? Lacking mass and proportions. Several athletes should of placed before him. Massive politics at work I think

  • Chris Dickerson, still one of my favorite bodybuilders after all these years.handsome classy beautiful body and graceful poser.❤you Chris.

  • Wow, if all bodybuilders could bring that much art to their routines there would be a bigger audience! Chris was probably the best looking Mr. Olympia in history, so far.

  • how ironic the song Danny Padilla was dancing to a song called “short people” lmao. All jokes aside though he looked amazing, can’t believe he wasn’t top 6

  • Hi had a big, big heart attack in 2015, I was 61, no drugs, so steroids or not, he is a legend, and if he has made it to 80, cant blame it on steroids, he was one of the best, and hopes he recovers as i did!!!!

  • People like to hate on Chris Dickerson… but he had a beautiful, aesthetic physique… 1000 x better than the freaks we see today. He was NOT one of the lesser Mr Olympias! Also, Mohamed Makkawy got royally screwed in this contest…. he was close to perfection. Bodybuilding, like boxing, is, at best, a wee bit shady…

  • You can tell that this was still viewed as an art form by many competitors…hitting classical poses..and the balance and symmetry was displayed as classical…even the music…its just so disgusting now….bubble guts..no symmetry or balance…If a scupltor presented his sculptures of modern bodybuilding..hed get an F in art school.

  • How did Dickerson win?..He shouldn’t have made top 10??? Lol..Jacques Nueville for conditioning or platz maybe brutal bertil or the lion of Lebanon even old freckles beckles…but dickerson the elbows weak physique what a joke

  • I met Chris through Bill Pearl, and was on stage with him when he won the Mr. California!
    Every positive comment that has been said about him is true, in my experience he is a class act. I wish him a speedy recovery!

  • I saw Chris Dickerson on stage in Sydney Australia at the 1980 Olympia and although it was one of the most controversial Olympia`s he came in second to Arnold that day. And yet no one talks about Dickerson coming in second to Arnold. I can tell you from my perspective he impressed me the most as I was not far from the stage. He deserved that placing and would not have been out of place had he won. The muscle development, balance and conditioning was second to none and when I think on it he was trained by none other than Bill Pearl, it figures.

  • He came to train in Las Vegas at Scott’s gym when I was younger (early 80’s). I was there and his warmups where about 20 min. straight sit ups followed by the same with leg raises. He never stopped! Nice guy hope he pulls through.

  • Chris Was absolutely wonferful this year.
    Everything was perfect

    H’es deserve the title.

  • I met Chris Dickerson in the early 90’s at my place of business and had a nice conversation with him about his career, bodybuilding, and opera. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Qualche giorno fa è morto David Paul uno dei due fratelli gemelli bodybuilder che facevano film, potresti fare un video su di loro?

  • On theTV series, Dr G medical examiner, Dr G states that the number one thing to stay alive when you get old is not to fall. I agree with her.

  • Hope he recovers. My dad had a heart attack at 72 and was able to survive it. But it’s scary as hell to see someone close to you come within an inch of dying. Get well Chris. Old school rules.

  • We need to wish him the best and hope for a full recovery, falls for older people are common. Fortunately he made it to 80 which is a long life and full life, nobody is getting any younger, that’s for sure. I am 64 and ride my mountain bike for exercise and cardio, its tough to get out there and push yourself enough for a good workout and get benefits then still remain safe so I don’t need to call 911 and end up in the ER or worse, great for some leg strength and endurance.

  • Chris your a class act and I’m pulling for you to recover with a quality of life you deserve….
    Ignorant comments about steroids and this is the cause need to be blocked or deleted Nick.
    Disgusting, uneducated followers are not your fault with the huge following you have now as its bound to happen. PLEASE try to nip the idiots who feed off one another’s stupidity. 25% BF dumpy lumpys are my guess…��
    Thanks for the format to wish a Great Olympia winner the best..

  • I used to live in palm springs back in the 80’s/90’s.met a few of pro body builder’s at the gym. Chris Dickerson, Arnold, Bob birdsong was a local. I uesd to pump gas for Frank Zane. Chris Cormier. All were very humble and approachable. Even Arnold. The golden era of bodybuilding. They’re getting old.just like all of us.

  • Here is a great quick story for my fellow bodybuilders. In 1975 I was training at “Future Man, ” the first bodybuilder gym on Long Island and in walks Chris to see Tony Pandolfo who was running the gym.
    Now Chris was known for having the biggest and best calves in all of bodybuilding. Several minutes later Chris walks back in but now he is quite thin with the exception of the huge calves. I do a double take and say to myself, WTF?
    The guy turns out to be Chris’s twin brother who did not workout. When I questioned him about his calves, he says wait until our dad gets out of the car and come in, and check out his calves. Stone, cold genetics!!

  • During the eighties I’ve seen Chris Dickerson and Frank Columbo Metzger Tom Platz Frank Zane Vince gironda and all the other top bodybuilders in person… except for Arnold Schwarzenegger I’ve never seen him in person!

  • Porca miseria..la “Golden era” sta cadendo a pezzi �� spero che Cris si riprenda presto..non aveva buone inserzioni muscolari ma credo sia stato il primo ad avere una definizione eccellente. Zane nei concorsi degli anni ottanta non era più lui, aveva perso tono muscolare e anche la sua pelle non mi sembrava più liscia come un tempo.. forse per colpa degli infortuni. Tom Platz? Gambe troppo grandi per i tempi..e poi non dimentichiamo che aveva un bicipite strappato, anche lo stesso viator (culturista che adoro) era pieno ma non proprio definito.. voilà.

  • I agree, how did Dickerson win this? I would have had Fox, Platz, Zane, Viator and Banout ahead of him. The fact that Fox did not make the final six is ridiculous.

  • Wow didn’t realise chris was 80 how time flies, i liked chris physic as an Olympian he got a bit of flack from people but i think he did well. All the best to chris hope he pulls through.
    Ah the golden age it certainly was.

  • He used to train clients at Pumping Iron Gym on Broadway Manhattan back in the late 80s. Id see him there when i was first starting

  • I met Chris at the Mid City Gym on W, 42nd street. He was friendly when he gave advice…
    …. was’ yard-wide’ in a suit….no one had better calves.
    Louis from New York University

  • Back when the top bodybuilders had interesting backgrounds and alot of class. He was a very accomplished artist and opera star. I am glad he is and was one of us.

  • Sad to hear I remember standing behind chris in the queue for the Nabba universe back in the 70s. think it was the pre judging which we always went to on the Friday and the show on the Saturday also in the queue was Dave John’s who is sadly no longer with us.

  • I wish Chris Dickerson a fast, successful recovery. Chris Dickerson was one of many bodybuilders during what I considered was still the golden age of bodybuilding who was a successful national, and international champion; and who won the Mr. Olympia of 1982. From the 1970s, 1980s, to the end of the nineteen nineties most bodybuilders, men, and women had a V-taper, and proportioned physique, not only a very muscular body. Chris Dickerson certainly exemplified, and accomplished such an ideal, very lean, and shapely body.

  • Chris was my trainer when I competed back in the day (mid-late 80’s). I learned everything about training, diet, contest prep, etc. from him. Very knowledgeable, a class act and a true gentleman. Godspeed Chris!

  • Look at Arnold folks massive amounts of steroids and in his 70s. Can’t blame steroids for all bodybuilders. Fact some men and women have genetics there born with that lead to cardio vascular disease or are inherited. He may have had a long time clot and not known and this leading to massive stroke. I encourage all men to add tumeric and cayanne daily for proper blood flow and garlic to keep low blood pressure.

  • lets just visualize him as having a speedy recovery if everyone views it as its happened with gratitude and love he will definitely recover

  • Me caga que en el mr Olimpia mencionen primero al segundo lugar cuando quedan dos competidores haciendo menos emocionante el primer lugar, ni modo que cuando quede un solo competidor vaya a quedar en quinto lugar, no mamen jajaja

  • As a young b. builder in Perth WAustralia in the early 70s, I was in his friends Mid City gym (The great Frank Columberra) sitting on a b.press bench when this superb physique walked past, stopped and turned around and asked me if I needed spotting.
    Never forgot that. Left a lasting impression. Just about to open my 11th gym at 70..because of people like him and his best mate Frank.This is what physical excellence should be all about..the outer quality reflecting the inner quality. C.D. has it in truck loads. Get well quick Chris…I now need a spot lol

  • My condolences go out to his family and friends!! He has been an inspiration to me and so many others!! I hope you make a speedy recovery!!

  • wow, ya know i swear to ya.. not a week and half ago i was looking up Chris to see how he was or even alive (inspired in part by the Arnold Sports Fest)… sigh… i so hope hes recovering…Prayers for 1982 Mr. Olympia, Chris Dickerson for a speedy recovery!

  • Auguri di pronta guarigione a Chris.Purtroppo viene ricordato da tutti come uno dei peggiori MR Olympia di sempre e la genetica di certo non gli ha dato una mano….. anche a quei tempi c’era di meglio in giro. Da notare gli ottimi polpacci.

  • Mi è dispiaciuto tantissimo, Chris secondo me è il più sottovalutato di tutti tra i Mr O, l’unico vero punto debole erano le braccia, poi Frank Zane era parecchio più scarso di lui.

  • Sarà che sono cambiati i tempi, sarà che ora si porta tutto all’ estremo, sarà che sto dicendo una cosa ovvia che probabilmente hanno detto tutti o quasi, ma quei mister olimpia erano belli da vedere.
    E parlo io che il mio bodybuilder preferito era Jay Cutler che non era molto estetico.
    Detto ciò gli auguro una pronta guarigione.