Kris Dim

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Kris Dim
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born May 7, 1973
Professional career
Pro-debut California Bodybuilding Campeonatos, 1996

Krisna "Kris" Dim (born May 7, 1973) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder.

His first national bodybuilding competition was the NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships, where he took 6th. After many years of hard work, he finally got his "Pro Card" after winning the overall light-heavyweight division in the NPC USA 2003. From there, he began his career as a professional bodybuilder and competed in his first IFBB Mr. Olympia competition in 2004, where he placed 12th. His first Arnold Classic was in 2006, where he placed 14th, followed by his first Ironman Pro Invitational in the same year, where he placed 10th. He also competed in the Mr. Olympia Europe in 2009 where he placed 3rd overall after Ronnie Coleman who was 1st.

Kris has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, the cover of FLEX magazine and Muscular Development.

Early life[edit]

Dim was born in Cambodia. When he was four years old, he and his family moved to Arlington, Virginia. They moved again to Sacramento, California when he was twelve years old. Here is where Kris journey into bodybuilding began he joined a professional gym at the age of fifteen and began to see a transformation very fast as he moved up in strength and size whilst maintaining condition throughout. Two years later, he entered and won his first contest, the teenage division of the North Bay Bodybuilding Championships. He married, dropped out of college, and since then his career has taken off.


  • Height: 5 ft 6 inch
  • Competition weight: 185 lb.

Heart attack and health issues[edit]

Kris suffered a heart attack on June 8, 2007. Muscular Development magazine's editor David Palumbo reported the following day, "Kris collapsed yesterday and had emergency heart surgery to repair a split in his aortic valve. The split in his valve caused a significant stroke that could have caused significant damage or death." Kris is now fighting to overcome a spinal injury that left him paralyzed and was told "There is a .03% chance that Kris will walk again.” Kris said. “I 100% believe that I will be walking again. I have feeling back in my legs, and I can move my knees and toes.” The injury happened while being operated on to repair a stent. When Kris woke after the operation his doctors told him, “Sorry, you have a spinal cord injury, and there is a chance that you will never walk again.” Despite being told "There is a .03% chance that Kris will walk again, as of June 2013 Kris is making great progress and is walking with aid, while also undergoing extensive physiotherapy. Kris has hopes of a complete recovery and the out look is good for the popular athlete.

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