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ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO LEGENDS REPORT: LEGENDARY IFBB PRO MR. OLYMPIA SERGIO OLIVA PASSES AWAY AT 71



Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Gossip, Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report
By Andrew Oye | Nov 15, 2012



ANDREW OYE'S image The Item: IFBB Pro Legends Update, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series

The Scoop: Just Announced: Actor and legendary Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva passed away. (July 4, 1941 - November 12, 2012)
 
The "So What?": Born in Cuba, Sergio Oliva was chosen to represent his country at the 1962 Central American Games and took 2nd place at the 1962 National Weightlifting Championship. Political asylum brought Oliva to the U.S. He won the 1963 Mr. Chicago, his first bodybuilding competition. Nicknamed "The Myth" for his "unbelievable" physique, IFBB Pro Sergio Oliva went on to win many titles, including three consecutive Mr. Olympia titles (the only bodybuilder to beat IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger in an Olympia contest). Oliva acted in few movies, and he was a retired 25-year-veteran Chicago police officer.

Contest History:
1963 Mr. Chicago
1964 Mr. Illinois
1964 AAU Mr. America (7th)
1965 AAU Junior Mr. America (2nd)
1965 AAU Junior Mr. America (Most Muscular)
1965 AAU Mr. America (4th)
1965 AAU Mr. America (Most Muscular)
1966 AAU Junior Mr. America (1st)
1966 AAU Junior Mr. America (Most Muscular)
1966 AAU Mr. America (2nd)
1966 AAU Mr. America (Most Muscular)
1966 IFBB Mr. World (1st)
1966 IFBB Mr. World (Tall, 1st)
1966 IFBB Mr. Universe (1st)
1966 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th)
1967 IFBB Mr. Olympia (1st)
1967 IFBB Mr. Universe (1st)
1968 IFBB Mr. Olympia (1st)
1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia (1st)
1970 AAU Mr. World  (Tall, 2nd)
1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia (2nd)
1971 NABBA Mr. Universe (Tall, 2nd)
1972 IFBB Mr. Olympia (2nd)
1973 IFBB Mr. International (1st)
1974 WBBG Mr. International (1st)
1975 WBBG Mr. Olympus (1st)
1976 WBBG Mr. Olympus (1st)
1977 WABBA World Championships (1st)
1978 WBBG Mr. Olympus (1st)
1980 WABBA World Championships (1st)
1981 WABBA Pro World Cup (1st)
1984 IFBB Mr. Olympia (8th)
1984 WABBA Pro States Championships
1985 IFBB Mr. Olympia (8th)

Andrew Oye's Verdict: The industry just celebrated a new champ at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (2-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath). Last year, "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" reported the passing of Oliva's peer, IFBB Pro Serge Nubret. While IFBB Pro League legends leave the world, their legacies live on. In Oliva's case, it's partly through his son, Sergio Oliva, Jr., who is also a competitive bodybuilder.

Oliva succeeded 2-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Larry Scott (the title's first champ) who posted: "I will always have a special place deep in my heart for the friendship and stories that Sergio and I shared over the many years... R.I.P. my dear friend."

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