1979 Mr. Olympia

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The 1979 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7[citation needed], 1979 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.


The total prize money awarded was $50,000.

Over 200lbs[edit]

Place Name
1 United States Mike Mentzer[1]
2 United States Dennis Tinerino
3 Australia Roger Walker
4 Barbados Roy Callender
5 United States Bob Birdsong

Under 200lbs[edit]

Place Name
1 United States Frank Zane
2 United States Boyer Coe
3 United States Robby Robinson
4 United States Chris Dickerson
5 United States Danny Padilla
6 United States Carlos Rodriguez
7 Barbados Albert Beckles
8 United States Tom Platz
9 United States Ed Corney
10 United States Steve Davis

Overall winner[edit]

Place Prize Name
1 $25,000 United States Frank Zane

Notable events[edit]

  • Frank Zane won his third consecutive Mr. Olympia title
  • This was the last year the Mr. Olympia contest used weight divisions to determine an overall winner


  1. ^ "Mr. Olympia Contest Results". getbig.com.

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