- Height: 168 cm
- Competitive weight: 86 kg
Chris Dickerson was born in Montgomery on August 25, 1939. There were three guys in the Dickerson family, but Chris was the smallest. Surprisingly, Chris was only a few minutes younger than his siblings!
When the guy began to study, he decided to devote himself to music, and after graduating from an educational institution he was educated as an opera singer. Chris is a fairly educated person. He speaks several foreign languages and can sing arias in them. When the guy finished his studies in college in 1963, he decided to go visit his aunt. His aunt lived in Los Angeles. Here Chris met with Bill Pearl. This person is of great importance in the life of an athlete, since it was he who began to prepare young Chris for competitions.
Dickerson's very first competition took place in 1965. He took part in the Mr. Long Beach contest. Despite the fact that the competition was the first, he took a fairly high third place. After winning the 1982 Olympia title, Chris added 9 more victories in IFBB professional tournaments to his victories. The period of these victories begins in the late 70s and lasts until the early 80s. This fact makes Directon one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time. Chris ended his career as a bodybuilder in 1994, when he finished 4th in Master Olympia . In general, the career duration of this greatest athlete is 30 years. During this time, he managed to take part in more than 50 competitions. The muscles of the athlete were simply beautiful, excellent physique - all this brought him indescribable fame. Chris’s achievements can be attributed to the fact that he was the very first African American to take part in the Mr. America contest, as well as the oldest in Mr. Olympia . With participation in the last competition, he was forty-three years old.
The athlete's photos were crowned in the 1983 Flex magazine in the April issue. Surprises did not leave Chris further. In the year 200, he was admitted to the IFBB. Today, the athlete lives in Florida. Here he conducts training, seminars and other events related to his favorite pastime, to which he devoted his entire sports life.
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