August 25, 1939 - New York, NY, USA

Mr. Olympia 1982

Chris Dickersonís career spanned 30 years and included approximately 50 contests.  Over the decades, he built a dense and symmetrical physique augmented by a dramatic style of posing.  Dickerson earned third place at the 1965 Mr. Long Beach (California), his first contest; he placed fourth at the 1994 IFBB Masters Olympia, his last contest. Two particular achievements stand out in Dickersonís long career: in 1970, he became the first black AAU Mr. America, and by winning the IFBB Mr. Olympia in 1982, at age 43, he became the most senior winner of the sportís most prestigious contest. Aiding Dickerson throughout his career was 1999 Hall of Famer Bill Pearl.  In addition to the 1982 IFBB Mr. Olympia, Dickerson won nine other IFBB pro shows in the late Ď70s and early Ď80s, making him one of the most successful competitors of all time. Something of a Renaissance man, Dickerson studied music and is an accomplished opera singer Ė no wonder, then, that his posing routines were always pure theater.  Dickerson lives in Manhatten, where he has a thriving personal-training business.

 

 

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