Universe Championships

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The Universe Championships are an annual bodybuilding event organised by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA). It features four competitions: NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe, Professional Mr. Universe, Miss Figure, and Miss Toned Figure.

First held in 1948, the contest was initially only for amateur male bodybuilders—but a separate contest for professionals was added in 1952. The NABBA defines amateur as someone who has "never entered and accepted prize money in an advertised professional event". Miss Physique, a women's contest, was added in 1968 and Miss Figure was introduced in 1986.

A separate competition called IFBB Mr. Universe was organized by the IFBB. This changed its name to the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships in 1976.

Mr. Universe[edit]

The athletes are judged on their symmetry, proportions and the size and clarity of each muscle group. Most of the judging occurs during the day (this is called the pre-judging) before the distractions of the evening show, the finals.

Winners[edit]

Year Mr. Universe (Amateur) Mr. Universe (Pro) Miss Physique Miss Figure
1948 John Grimek
1949 No contest
1950 Steve Reeves
1951 Reg Park
1952 Manohar Aich Juan Ferrero
1953 Bill Pearl Arnold Dyson
1954 Enrico Thomas Jim Park
1955 Mickey Hargitay Leo Robert
1956 Ray Schaeffer Jack Delinger
1957 John Lees Arthur Robin
1958 Earl Clark Reg Park
1959 Len Sell Bruce Randall
1960 Henry Downs Paul Wynter
1961 Ray Routledge Bill Pearl
1962 Joe Abbenda Len Sell
1963 Tom Sansome Joe Abbenda
1964 John Hewlett Earl Maynard
1965 Elmo Santiago Reg Park
1966 Chester Yorton Paul Wynter
1967 Arnold Schwarzenegger Bill Pearl
1968 Dennis Tinerino Arnold Schwarzenegger Silvia Hibbert
1969 Boyer Coe Arnold Schwarzenegger Jean Galston
1970 Frank Zane Arnold Schwarzenegger Christine Zane
1971 Ken Waller Bill Pearl Linda Thomas
1972 Elias Petsas Frank Zane Christine Charles
1973 Lou Ferrigno Boyer Coe Jean Galston
1974 Roy Duval Chris Dickerson Linda Cheesman
1975 Ian Lawrence Boyer Coe Linda Cheesman
1976 Shigeru Sugita Serge Nubret Cindy Breakspear
1977 Bertil Fox Tony Emmot Bridget Gibbons
1978 Dave Johns Bertil Fox Sandra Kong
1979 Ahmet Enünlü Bertil Fox Karen Griffiths
1980 Bill Richardson Tony Pearson Erika Mes
1981 John Brown Robby Robinson Jocelyn Pigeonneau
1982 John Brown Edward Kawak Jocelyn Pigeonneau
1983 Jeff King Edward Kawak Mary Scott
1984 Brian Buchanan Edward Kawak Mary Scott
1985 Tim Belknap Edward Kawak Jocelyn Pigeonneau
1986 Charles Clairmonte Lance Dreher Monika Steiner Heidi Thomas
1987 Basil Francis Olev Annus Connie McClosky Sonia Walker
1988 Victor Terra Charles Clairmonte Lisa Campbell Sarah Staunton
1989 Matt Dufresne Charles Clairmonte Tatjana Scholl Tracey Citrone
1990 Peter Reid Charles Clairmonte Monika Debatin Browny OBrien
1991 Reiner Gorbracht Victor Terra Ute Geisel Helen Maderson
1992 Mustafa Mohammad Peter Reid Bernadette Price Anita Lawrence
1993 Dennis Francis Edward Kawak Deborah Compton Ali Slater
1994 Nick van Beeck[1] John Terilli Kathy Butler-Corish Susana Perez
1995 Grant Clemesha[2] Brian Buchanan Kathy Butler-Corish Susana Perez
1996 Frederico Focherini Shaun Davis Billie Kaine Pina Theodoridis
1997 Grant Thomas Eddy Ellwood Patricia Veldmann Claudia Mühlhaus
1998 Gary Lister Eddy Ellwood Julia Abel Pina Theodoridis
1999 Franco Male Eddy Ellwood Taylor Young Giovanna Rosa
2000 Sergei Ogorodnikov Eddy Ellwood Olga Tikhonova Giovanna Rosa
2001 Steffen Müller Eddy Ellwood Anja Timmer Giovanna Rosa
2002 Costantino Caleazzo Gary Lister Claudia Bianchi Giovanna Rosa
2003 Hassan Al Saka Gary Lister Olga Tikhonova Cherie Loomes
2004 Steve Sinton Hassan Al Saka Sandra Waterschoot Lorena Bucci
2005 Charles Mario Sergei Ogorodnikov Desiree Dumpel Andrea Carvalho
2006 Tomáš Bureš Steve Sinton Olga Tikhonova Silvia Finocchi Ferreira
2007 Orazio Salvatori Orazio Salvatori Alina Popa Andrea Carvalho
2008 Lionel Beyeke Alessandro Savi Vivian Hijikema Maria Stukova
2009 Martin Kasal Alexey Netesanov Larissa Cunha Dora Rodrigues
2010 Miha Zupan Charles Mario Valentyna Yefyemchuk Flora Conte
2011 Paulo Lima Santos Jiri Borkovec No Contest Maria Kuzmina
2012 Andy Polhill No Contest Evar Jimenez Maria Kuzmina
2013 Lee Priest Flora Conte
2014 Barny du Plessis Dave Titterton

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