1979 Mr. Olympia

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


The total prize money awarded was $50,000.

Over 200lbsEdit

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

Under 200lbsEdit

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

Overall winnerEdit

Place Prize Name
1 $25,000   Frank Zane

Notable eventsEdit

  • 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.

External linksEdit