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PRO WORLD CHAMPIONS

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20/05/2022

WORLD BODYBUILDING FEDERATION
(W.B.B.F. - International)
WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
OVER ALL WINNERS
(2004-2021)
MEN
Year, Champion's Name, Category, Country.
2021 ROMAN POLSHIN Light ESTONIA

2020 DAINIUS DZIKEVICIUS, Heavy, LITHUANIA

2019 ARKADIUSZ DEMIDOWICZ Heavy POLAND.

2018 TOLGA MURAT BALIKCI Heavy TURKEY

2017 FARREIRA GLAYSON SOUTO Heavy BRAZIL
2016 FARREIRA GLAYSON SOUTO Heavy BRAZIL
2015 JOHN LESLIE Heavy SOUTH AFRICA
2014 NIKOLAJ VOROBJOV Heavy RUSSIA
2013 REZA BAGHERZADEH Heavy IRAN
2012 REZA REZAEI Heavy IRAN
2011 ALI IMANI Heavy IRAN
2010 MICHAIL MALEK Heavy RUSSIA
2009 ALEKSANDR ANASKIN Heavy RUSSIA
2008 ANTONIO OSTA Heavy URUGUAY
2008 LEONID FILATOV Light RUSSIA
2007 ALEKSANDR SCIOGOLEV Heavy RUSSIA
2007 MICHAIL MALEK Light RUSSIA
2006 ALEKSEJ SEBASTJANOV Heavy RUSSIA
2006 ALEKSANDR ANASKIN Light RUSSIA
2005 ALEKSEJ SEBASTJANOV Heavy RUSSIA
2005 MICHAIL MALEK Light RUSSIA
2004 MASSIMO MONACO Heavy ITALY
2004 DMITRIJ CIZOV Light RUSSIA

Chairman W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Judges Council Edita Sendriene

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

JOE GREENSTEIN

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19/05/2022

JOE GREENSTEIN.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 50 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

JOE GREENSTEIN

Polish origin USA wrestler and strongman JOE GREENSTEIN (“Mighty Atom”, 1893 – 1977) was born in Suwalki (Poland). He performed original power exercises, traveled much and trained. Due to anti - semitizm he emigrated to the USA in 1914. Living in America JOE GREENSTEIN went on performing power exercises in public.

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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18/05/2022

World Body Building Federation (W.B.B.F.)
World Fitness Federation (W.F.F.)
(Since 1968, 140 Country Members, 60 International Events World Wide)
EUROPE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
OVER ALL WINNERS
(1996-2021)
MEN
Year, Champion's Name, Country.
2021 KAMIL STRUMINSKI, POLAND

2020 ALEKSEJ PETKEVICH, LATVIA

2019 PAWEL PRZYBYLSKI, POLAND
2018 KAROL KOWNACKI, POLAND
2017 SERGEJ TARATYNOV, RUSSIA
2016 JASPER BAKKER, HOLLAND
2015 NORMUND JURANS, LATVIA
2014 ANDREJ RUMIANCEV, ESTONIA
2013 ALEKSANDR GRENADIOROV, RUSSIA
2012 MOHAMED MORAVEJ, IRAN
2011 ALEKSANDR SILIN, RUSSIA
2010 DANIL BRATISKA, RUSSIA
2009 VITALIJ ALEKSANDROV, LATVIA
2008 VLADIMIR POLIAKOV, RUSSIA
2007 ROMAN DUBOVICKIJ, RUSSIA
2006 MICHAIL MALEK, RUSSIA
2005 MASSIMO MONACO, ITALY
2004 ALEKSANDR MASLOVSKIJ, LATVIA
2003 GERMAN SELEST, RUSSIA
2002 JURIJ KARSETIANS, LATVIA
2001 MAREK KALMUS, ESTONIA
2000 MASSIMO MONACO, ITALY
1999 GIOVANNI THOMSON, HOLLAND
1998 JURGEN KOCH, GERMANY
1997 MATHIAS HORNUNG, GERMANY
1996 SERGEJ OGORODNIKOV, RUSSIA

Chairman W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Judges Council Edita Sendriene

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

1971 CONTEST INTERNATIONAL. LITHUANIA

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17/05/2022

1971 INTERNATIONAL CONTEST, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA

THE BEGINNING.

F.I.H.C. (Federation Internationale Halterophile et Culturisme) organized World Weightlifting Championship and annual traditional International Bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ contest in 1959 in Warszawa (Capital of the Polish People‘s Demokratic Republic). People of the Socialist World first time saw „Western“ bodybuilders live. That was done due to the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN who was called „The Father of USA Weightlifting“.  The Over All Winner of the „Mr. Universe“ was GUY MIERCZUK (France).

In 1966 F.I.H.C. organized World Weightlifting Championship and Bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ contest in another Socialist Country again. This time it was East Berlin – capital City of the D.D.R. (German Democratic Republic). The Over All Winner of the „Mr. Universe“ was BOB GAJDA (USA).

F.I.H.C. was a member of the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee). The activities of F.I.H.C. bodybuilding influenced Sport Ministries of the Socialist Countries. First of all it was the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.).

Soon a number of National and International competitions were organized in the Socialist World.

The first International Bodybuilding Contest was organized in 1966 in Vilnius (Lithuania Socialist Republic). In 1968 in Kaunas (Lithuania) was organized another International competition. Right after it in 1968 the historic traditional bodybuilding „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз») was organized in Klaipeda (Lithuania). „Amber Prix“ is organized until now.

1971. IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL EVENT.

In 1971 an International Bodybuilding Contest was organized in Kaunas (Lithuania). Bodybuilders of six Socialist Countries participated at the event: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and Czechoslovakia.

According the old F.I.H.C. traditions all bodybuilding competitions in the Socialist Countries were of two parts: the power one and the free posing. Junior and Senior Groups were divided into three Hight Categories.

Senior Group results:

In the Short Category the Winner was VINCAS DUBICKAS. The second place went to JULIUS GRIZHE and the third to JURAS JANCIAUSKAS (all three competitors were from Lithuania).

In the Middle Category the Winner was VIKTOR CHARKEVICH (Виктор Харкевич).  The second place went to KONSTANTIN BELIKOV (Константин Беликов) and the third one to DALIUS PODERIS  (all three competitors were from Lithuania).

In the High Category the Winner was VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин), at the second place was ALEKSANDR LEMECHOV (Александр Лемехов). Both competitors were from Russia). At the third place was VIACESLAV FEDORENKO (Вячеслав Федоренко) from Lithuania.

Junior Group results:

In the Short Category the Winner was KAZYS DAUGELA, the second was EUGENE GORELIK (Евгений Горелик) and the third STASYS ALISHAUSKAS.

In the Middle Category the Winner was ARVYDAS MISIURA, the second was VLADAS KAPCEVICHUS and the third was GEDIMINAS BRAZDZIUNAS.

In the High Category the Winner was VALDAS ALIUBAVICHUS, the second was KESTUTIS MACKEVICHUS and the third was ROBERTAS MARTUSEVICHUS.

All top three Junior bodybuilders in all Categories were from Lithuania.

Czechoslovakia was represented by ALEKSANDR BACHINSKY, LADISLAV KLERI, MARIAN JURASH and JAROSLAV SHALNA.

Prominent Lithuania bodybuilders JULIUS GRIEZHE, JURAS JANCAUSKAS, VIKTOR CHARKEVICH, KONSTANTIN BELIKOV, VIACESLAV FEDORENKO, EUGENE GORELIK, ARVYDAS MISIURA, GEDIMINAS BRAZDZIUNAS, VLADAS ALIUBAVICHUS were representing famous „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ that was led by a talanted trainer CESLAV TAMULEVICH (Чеслав Тамулевич). „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ was the only one of this kind in the bodybuilding history of Socialist Countries. In 2020 CESLAV TAMULEVICH with great respect was awarded with the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. „International Silver Honour Medal“.

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

1971 INTERNATIONAL CONTEST IN LITHUANIA

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16/05/2022

1971 INTERNATIONAL CONTEST, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA

THE BEGINNING.

F.I.H.C. (Federation Internationale Halterophile et Culturisme) organized World Weightlifting Championship and annual traditional International Bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ contest in 1959 in Warszawa (Capital of the Polish People‘s Demokratic Republic). People of the Socialist World first time saw „Western“ bodybuilders live. That was done due to the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN who was called „The Father of USA Weightlifting“.  The Over All Winner of the „Mr. Universe“ was GUY MIERCZUK (France).

In 1966 F.I.H.C. organized World Weightlifting Championship and Bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ contest in another Socialist Country again. This time it was East Berlin – capital City of the D.D.R. (German Democratic Republic). The Over All Winner of the „Mr. Universe“ was BOB GAJDA (USA).

F.I.H.C. was a member of the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee). The activities of F.I.H.C. bodybuilding influenced Sport Ministries of the Socialist Countries. First of all it was the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.).

Soon a number of National and International competitions were organized in the Socialist World.

The first International Bodybuilding Contest was organized in 1966 in Vilnius (Lithuania Socialist Republic). In 1968 in Kaunas (Lithuania) was organized another International competition. Right after it in 1968 the historic traditional bodybuilding „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз») was organized in Klaipeda (Lithuania). „Amber Prix“ is organized until now.

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

WORLD OVER ALL CHAMPIONS WHEEL CHAIR

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15/05/2022

WORLD BODY BUILDING FEDERATION (W.B.B.F. - International)
WORLD FITNESS FEDERATION (W.F.F. - International)
DISABLED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
OVER ALL CHAMPIONS
(1999 - 2021)
Year , Competitors' Name,  Country.
2021 PETKEVICH ALEKSEJ, LATVIA

2020 PETKEVICH ALEKSEJ, LATVIA

2019 KUPCZAK MARIUSZ, POLAND

2018 BALIKCI TOLGA MURAT, TURKEY

2017 KUPCZAK MARIUSZ, POLAND
2016 ANAND ARNOLD, INDIA
2015 MILEWSKI KAROL, POLAND
2014 ABORNEV OLEG, UKRAINE
2013 ROSSOMAKIN OLEKSANDR, UKRAINE
2012 GOLUB ALEKSANDR, UKRAINE
2011 TOPOL VIKTOR, LITHUANIA
2010 BALIKCI TOLGA, MURAT TURKEY
2009 BALIKCI TOLGA, MURAT TURKEY
2008 LOUVEL MICKAEL, FRANCE
2007 ROCH RAFAL, POLAND
2006 KRUTULIS ARTURAS, LITHUANIA
2005 ZAMETASKIN GENNADIJ, LITHUANIA
2004 YOUNIS GARIB, HOLLAND
2003 BEGLIK SERGEJ, LITHUANIA
2002 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK
2001 KOROLIOV ALEKSANDR, ESTONIA
2000 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK
1999 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK.

International Secretary Edita Sendriene

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

HISTORY OF "MR. UNIVERSE"

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14/05/2022

N.A.B.B.A. IS TELLING LIES OR IT DOES NOT KNOW IT’S OWN HISTORY?

“WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA”.

Contemporary N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association) history writer SI SWEENEY in his articles even does not mention the real first “Mr. Universe” contest. Also he writes incorrect information about the second “Mr. Universe” competition.

The same do writers who write about the I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) history. These they underline that there was nothing before the WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN I.F.B.B. Commercial Company. They neglect the previous BOB HOFFMAN’s (Robert Collins Hoffman, 1898 - 1985 m.) “Bodybuilding Empire” which WEIDER brothers copied from beginning to the very end.

Many people want to rise themselves and they create unreal stories. Next followers use their creations and go on developing them.

1947. FIRST “MR. UNIVERSE” CONTEST.

The first real “Bodybuilding Empire” was created through the A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union)  in the USA by American BOBO HOFFMAN. In real A.A.U. united USA National Federations and it was the Ministry of Sport in the USA. They use to call BOBO HOFFMAN “the father of America Weightlifting”. A.A.U. since 1939 was organizing USA bodybuilding “Mr. America” contests. BOB HOFFMAN wanted to make bodybuilding an official recognized sport through A.A.U. and F.I.H. (Federation Internationale Halterophile). USA weightlifting though A.A.U. was a member of the International Weightlifting Federation F.I.H. Later F.I.H. name was changed to F.I.H.C. (F.I.H.C., Federation Internationale Halterophile et Culturisme) when F.I.H. started ruling World’s bodybuilding sport. BOB HOFFMAN decided to do the same with bodybuilding.

In 1947 F.I.H. organized the World Weightlifting Championship and International Congress in Philadelphia (USA). Under the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN the International Congress decided to lead and control World’s bodybuilding on official level. It was immediately decided to organize the first in Sport’s History International Bodybuilding “Mr. Universe” contest alongside with the F.I.H. World Weightlifting Championship in Philadelphia. Then the Over All “Mr. Universe” Champion was a pupil of BOB HOFFMAN a famous America weightlifter STEVE STANKO. That was a Historical Happening and STEVE STANKO became a Historical Person.

1948. SECOND “MR. UNIVERSE’ IN LONDON.

It was a tradition of F.I.H. not to organize World Weightlifting Championship in “Olympic” years. What to do with the second F.I.H. bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ comprtition? Then the idea to organize the F.I.H. bodybuilding “Mr. Universe” during the 1948 “Olympic Games” struck BOB HOFFMAN. There were real ways because F.I.H. was a member of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.). BOB HOFFMAN addressed British OSCAR STATE who was the President of B.A.W.L.A. (British Amateur Weight Lifting Association) to assist him. At the same time B.A.W.L.A. asked the Chairmen of the British Bodybuilding “Health and Strength” Magazine to assist them too. Through F.I.H. departments in various countries B.A.W.L.A. invited athletes to the contest in London. At the same time BOB HOFFMAN brought USA bodybuilders to compete. There were 1800 spectators at the second F.I.H. “Mr. Universe” in London. All money profit of the competition went to B.A.W.L.A.. After several preliminary rounds the finalists were ANDRE DRAPP (France) and Americans JOHN GRIMEK and STEVE REEVES. JOHN GRIMEK was proclaimed the Over All Winner of the second F.I.H. “Mr. Universe”. STEVE REEVES spoke on microphone saying that “John Grimek is the greatest bodybuilder who ever lived“.

1950. FIRST N.A.B.B.A. “MR. UNIVERSE”.

In 1950 under the efforts of the Chairmen of “Health and Strength” Magazine N.A.B.B.A. association was created in the Great Britain. As the former N.A.B.B.A. President  IVAN DUNBAR told us – N.A.B.B.A. Association was juridically registered as a „Public Club“. In 1950 N.A.B.B.A. organized the first “Mr. Universe” in London. The Over All Champion was STEVE REEVES (USA). At the same time a member of the International Olympic Committee F.I.H.C. went on organizing it’s own “Mr. Universe” contest. Comparing with N.A.B.B.A. “Mr. Universe” F.I.H.C. competitions were the official ones. For the two decades no one could confront F.I.H.C. as the official Bodybuilding Sport was under F.I.H.C. control. Even the Commercial I.F.B.B. Company of the WEIDER  brothers JOE and BEN could not imagine to think being equal to F.I.H.C..

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

"AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL"

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13/05/2022

WORLD BODYBUILDING FEDERATION
(W.B.B.F. - International)
WORLD FITNESS FEDERATION
(W.F.F. - International)
(Since 1968, 140 Country-members, 60 annual International Events World Wide)
"AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL"
OVER ALL WINNERS
(1968-2021)
WOMEN
Year, Champion's Name, Country.
2021 SKYTTA HANNA, Finland

2020 SKYTTA HANNA, Finland

2019 MAZUMDER MOUMITA, India

2018 BROGGIA NERINA, Argentina
2017 HALAVEI HALINA, Cyprus
2016 TOLEDO YAMILA VANESSA, Argentina
2015 VLASOVA MARINA, Russia
2014 SOROKINA-KUKRES ALEKSANDRA, Lithuania
2013 TOLEDO YAMILA VANESSA, Argentina
2012 KOZLOVSKAJA VALENTINA, Belarus
2011 TOLEDO YAMILA VANESSA, Argentina
2010 VLASOVA VERA, Russia
2009 ISIDOROVA ALINA, Latvia
2008 TOLEDO YAMILA VANESSA, Argentina
2007 JELENA FRENKEL, Israel
2006 MILERIUTE JOLANTA, Lithuania
2005 JAKOVLEVA OLGA, Russia
2004 BORISOVA SVETLANA, Latvia
2003 PUGACHEVA SVETLANA, Russia
2002 DEGUTIENE LILIJA, Lithuania
2001 GLAGOLEVA VIKTORIA, Russia
2000 BURINSKAJA MARINA, Latvia
1999 MISEVICIENE SIMONA, Lithuania
1998 MISEVICIENE SIMONA, Lithuania
1997 MISEVICIENE SIMONA, Lithuania
1996 KAMINSKAITE IDALIJA, Lithuania
1995 KOVALKO TATJANA, Belarus
1994 KAMINSKAITE IDALIJA, Lithuania
1991 MURNIKOVIENE NATALIA, Lithuania
1990 MURNIKOVIENE NATALIA, Lithuania

W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Secretary Edita Sendriene

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

1948 F.I.H. "MR. UNIVERSE'

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12/05/2022

N.A.B.B.A. IS TELLING LIES OR IT DOES NOT KNOW IT’S OWN HISTORY?

“WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA”.

Contemporary N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association) history writer SI SWEENEY in his articles even does not mention the real first “Mr. Universe” contest. Also he writes incorrect information about the second “Mr. Universe” competition.

The same do writers who write about the I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) history. These they underline that there was nothing before the WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN I.F.B.B. Commercial Company. They neglect the previous BOB HOFFMAN’s (Robert Collins Hoffman, 1898 - 1985 m.) “Bodybuilding Empire” which WEIDER brothers copied from beginning to the very end.

Many people want to rise themselves and they create unreal stories. Next followers use their creations and go on developing them.

1947. FIRST “MR. UNIVERSE” CONTEST.

The first real “Bodybuilding Empire” was created through the A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union)  in the USA by American BOBO HOFFMAN. In real A.A.U. united USA National Federations and it was the Ministry of Sport in the USA. They use to call BOBO HOFFMAN “the father of America Weightlifting”. A.A.U. since 1939 was organizing USA bodybuilding “Mr. America” contests. BOB HOFFMAN wanted to make bodybuilding an official recognized sport through A.A.U. and F.I.H. (Federation Internationale Halterophile). USA weightlifting though A.A.U. was a member of the International Weightlifting Federation F.I.H. Later F.I.H. name was changed to F.I.H.C. (F.I.H.C., Federation Internationale Halterophile et Culturisme) when F.I.H. started ruling World’s bodybuilding sport. BOB HOFFMAN decided to do the same with bodybuilding.

In 1947 F.I.H. organized the World Weightlifting Championship and International Congress in Philadelphia (USA). Under the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN the International Congress decided to lead and control World’s bodybuilding on official level. It was immediately decided to organize the first in Sport’s History International Bodybuilding “Mr. Universe” contest alongside with the F.I.H. World Weightlifting Championship in Philadelphia. Then the Over All “Mr. Universe” Champion was a pupil of BOB HOFFMAN a famous America weightlifter STEVE STANKO. That was a Historical Happening and STEVE STANKO became a Historical Person.

1948. SECOND “MR. UNIVERSE’ IN LONDON.

It was a tradition of F.I.H. not to organize World Weightlifting Championship in “Olympic” years. What to do with the second F.I.H. bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ comprtition? Then the idea to organize the F.I.H. bodybuilding “Mr. Universe” during the 1948 “Olympic Games” struck BOB HOFFMAN. There were real ways because F.I.H. was a member of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.). BOB HOFFMAN addressed British OSCAR STATE who was the President of B.A.W.L.A. (British Amateur Weight Lifting Association) to assist him. At the same time B.A.W.L.A. asked the Chairmen of the British Bodybuilding “Health and Strength” Magazine to assist them too. Through F.I.H. departments in various countries B.A.W.L.A. invited athletes to the contest in London. At the same time BOB HOFFMAN brought USA bodybuilders to compete. There were 1800 spectators at the second F.I.H. “Mr. Universe” in London. All money profit of the competition went to B.A.W.L.A.. After several preliminary rounds the finalists were ANDRE DRAPP (France) and Americans JOHN GRIMEK and STEVE REEVES. JOHN GRIMEK was proclaimed the Over All Winner of the second F.I.H. “Mr. Universe”. STEVE REEVES spoke on microphone saying that “John Grimek is the greatest bodybuilder who ever lived“.

 (More detailed story is on the way).

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

WORLD RANKING

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11/05/2022

WORLD AMATEUR RANKING LIST

(Since 1898, All Traditional Federations;

only first 50 places from over 10000 Athletes;

Counting only Official Recognized Contests;

Results presented after 2021 World Championships).

MEN

Competitor's Name, Country, Points, Place.

SCHWARCENEGGER ARNOLD USA-AUSTRIA 287 1

ROBINSON ROBBY USA 283 2

OLIVA SERGIO USA-CUBA 270 3

DICKERSON CHRIS USA 264 4

ZANE FRANK USA 260 5

KAWAK EDUARDO FRANCE 260 5

COE BOYER USA 256 6

CITRONE JOHN UK 255 7

PAINE GEORGE USA 252 8

MALDONADO JOHNNY USA 252 8

HANDLEY JAMES USA 249 9

TINERINO DENNIS USA 247 10

KOSZEWSKI "ZABO" IRVIN USA 246 11

JOHNS DAVE USA 246 11

LAWRENCE IAN SCOTLAND 242 12

GALLUCCI BOB USA 242 12

GRANT BILL USA 240 13

BANNOUT SAMIR LEBANON 237 14

PARK REG UK 236 15

BIRDSONG BOB USA 236 15

WALLER KEN USA 235 16

BOOS JOHN USA 235 16

LOPEZ ANIBAL USA 234 17

HALL KENNY USA 232 18

DODD JOE USA 231 19

POOLE HAROLD USA 230 20

FAUTZ CHARLES USA 230 20

COVINGTON KEN USA 229 21

BECKLES ALBERT UK 229 21

COLLRAS CHARLES USA 225 22

CORNEY ED USA 224 23

SANTIAGO ELMO USA 223 24

ROSS CLANCY USA 222 25

PETERS DON USA 219 26

GULLIANI ED USA 219 26

PEACOCK ART USA 218 27

GRYMKOWSKI PETE USA 217 28

FREDERICK WARREN USA 213 29

BROWN LEON USA 213 29

RODRIGUEZ CARLOS USA-ARGENTINA 211 30

DAYTON MICHAEL USA 211 30

CALLENDER ROY CANADA 209 31

WLODAREK JAN POLAND 208 32

SMOLANA REINHARD GERMANY 207 33

VIATOR CASEY USA 206 34

VANDENSTEEN PIERRE BELGIUM 205 35

SIPES CHUCK USA 205 35

COOPER BERNIE UK 205 35

FRIEDLAND DION SOUTH AFRICA 204 36

ORRAO ERIC FRANCE 203 37

MICHALIK STEVE USA 203 37

HARRIS ARTHUR USA 202 38

FERRIGNO LOUIS USA-ITALY 202 38

KONO TOMMY USA 200 39

EMMOTT TONY UK 200 39

DRAPER DAVE USA 200 39

SHANDOR FRED USA 199 40

RUDMAN JANKO SWEEDEN 199 40

KROGER RALPH USA 199 40

KEENE ALLEN USA 199 40

YOURTON CHESTER USA 199 40

KING JACK USA 198 41

KATZ MIKE USA 197 42

DUVAL ROY UK 196 43

MENTZER MIKE USA 195 44

KUEHN KENT USA 195 44

HILLIGEN ROY USA-SOUTH AFRICA 195 44

NICOLETTI VICTOR USA 193 45

ROSS DON USA 192 46

PANDOLFO ANTHONY USA 190 47

MC DONOUGH EDDIE UK 189 48

MALEK MICHAIL RUSSIA 189 48

HARGITAY MICKEY USA 188 49

BALDWIN RICHARD USA 188 49

JOHNSON WILLIE USA 186 50

DEIANA GIUSEPPE ITALY 186 50

BEAVER DOUGLAS USA 186 50

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.