We have been reached by the said message, that Bodybuilding legend Sergio Oliva passed away at an age of 71. It is told that he had some Kidney illness.
Sergio was famous for his huge arms and the "Oliva Pose" in which he lifted his arms over his head. He dominated the bodybuilding world in the late 60´s and won the Mr. Olympia '67-'69
In year 1968 he von unoppossed as no one else imagened to beat him.
1969 a guy named Arnold Schwarzenegger stepped on stage to challenge Sergio, but failed. This was the last time Arnold has been beaten.
1984 Sergio made a comeback at an age of 43 year and got 8th place. In the following year he retired after placing 8th again.
Sergio grew up in Kuba and startedd with olympic Weightlifting. During the panamerican Games in 1961 he left the kuban team and asked at the US-Embassy for political Asyl. He moved to Miami and a little bit later to Chicago, were he worked as a police officer.
With Sergio Oliva one of the greatest athletes ever left the stage called life. He inspired lot of athlete included Arnie.
Mit Sergio Oliva verlässt ein ganz Großer unseres Sports die Bühne des Lebens, der viele Athleten, darunter auch Arnie, noch über Generationen hinweg inspirierte.
You can watch a "Sergio Oliva Tribute" in the videobox.
His greatest victories
- 1967 IFBB Mr. Universum
- 1967 IFBB Mr. Olympia
- 1968 IFBB Mr. Olympia
- 1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia
- 1973 IFBB Mr. International