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« on: December 18, 2007, 11:26:15 AM »

the olympia was getting stagnent sometimes guys won unopposed sergio oliva  and arnold ,and in 69 only sergio and arnold competed. so reg lewis figured he give it a try. he was badly outclassed. what's your opinion should he have done it in the spirit od competition  or just sat it out?


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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 08:34:09 PM »

In todays world the answer for me would be for lewis to have watched from the front row and taken notes.. however; with that being said, today's competitors have a very narrow margin point wise between the winner and placing second.... early 70's the sport was still in the stages of looking at Bodybuilding as a "freak" thing and not as a complete all around athletic schulptured person. Money nor sponsorship was there in the 70s... the Competitive level that Schwarzenegger, Columbu, Zane, and Dickerson brought to the table raised the standard, the criticle eye of the judges (as well as their over all expectations) proved the groundwork as well as the new frame work for the "modern aged" Mr. O. By todays standards, I do not think that winners as Arnold, Franco, Chris and definatly NOT Sergio would place in the top 4 and pending the day may not make top two for pose down... Like the cig. commercial "We've come a long way baby".... and Bodybuilding as a profession has..we just need to get the MONEY behind the program for both the Women as well as the men...
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 03:47:32 PM »

In todays world the answer for me would be for lewis to have watched from the front row and taken notes.. however; with that being said, today's competitors have a very narrow margin point wise between the winner and placing second.... early 70's the sport was still in the stages of looking at Bodybuilding as a "freak" thing and not as a complete all around athletic schulptured person. Money nor sponsorship was there in the 70s... the Competitive level that Schwarzenegger, Columbu, Zane, and Dickerson brought to the table raised the standard, the criticle eye of the judges (as well as their over all expectations) proved the groundwork as well as the new frame work for the "modern aged" Mr. O. By todays standards, I do not think that winners as Arnold, Franco, Chris and definatly NOT Sergio would place in the top 4 and pending the day may not make top two for pose down... Like the cig. commercial "We've come a long way baby".... and Bodybuilding as a profession has..we just need to get the MONEY behind the program for both the Women as well as the men...

Interesting that you single out Sergio despite the fact that he looks the best of all of them in that shot.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 06:31:57 AM »

Reg was actually a good looking and deserving winner of the America at the time of his win. The years up to that Olympia, however, had not been kind to him, irrespective to his standing amidst the other two giants.

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