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Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championships – Introduction With Bruce Jenner + Frank Zane

Female bodybuilding is the female component of competitive bodybuilding….as the modern version of the sport originated in the late 1970’s….but the 1980’s is when female bodybuilding first took off….as the early 1980’s signified a transition from the fashionably thin “twiggy” body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass.  

In 1984, a new force emerged in women’s bodybuilding….as Cory Everson won the NPC Nationals….then defeated McLish to win the Ms. Olympia…..when at 5’9″ and 150 pounds….Everson’s physique set a new standard….which would allow her to go on to win six consecutive Ms. Olympia titles from 1984 to 1989 before retiring undefeated as a professional…..and becoming the only female bodybuilder ever to accomplish this.

For several years in the mid-1980’s….NBC broadcast coverage of the Ms. Olympia contest on their Sportsworld program…..which we have a goodly amount of in our body building category…..as the taped footage was then telecast months after the contest….and was usually used as secondary material to fill out programs featuring events such as boxing.

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