Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Womens World Championship – Featuring Vera Bendel – With Bruce Jenner

Vera Bendel is a German bodybuilder and entrepreneur….who was the first German champion in women’s bodybuilding….and she was also the first German bodybuilder to become a professional in the sport.  In November 1979 she opened her gym in Hanau-Steinheim together with her husband Willi Bendel….where  Ralf Moeller and Kurt Felix also trained…..when in the spring…

Body Building – 1985 – Bruce Jenner + Linda Thomson Jenner Intro To IFBB Women World Championships

Bruce Jenner won the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and became an instant national hero in America. Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated….the February 1979 issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly….and on the cover of Playgirl  magazine ….and little did anyone know at this time that he would…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Womens World Championship – Featuring Marjo Selin – With Bruce Jenner

Internationally recognized personality Marjo Selin has acquired numerous titles including the National Championship in her native Finland and the European Championship. She won the bronze medal at the Women’s Pro World Championship in Nice, France….while competing in 8 consecutive Ms. Olympia contests between 1981 to 1989…..as Marjo placed in the Top Six Finalists in 1987…

Body Building – 1987 – US Womens Championships – Featuring Mary Roberts – With Bruce Jenner

The 1980’s is when female bodybuilding first took off due to a transition from the fashionably thin “twiggy” body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass. The National Physique Committee (NPC) held the first women’s Nationals in 1980. Since its inception, this has been the top amateur level competition for women in the US.  As the sport grew,…

Body Building – 1986 – I F B B Ms Olympia Championship – Featuring Diana Dennis – With Bruce Jenner

Diana Dennis is a former professional female bodybuilder from the United States…..who began competing in local contests in 1981…..with her earliest success being in mixed pairs competition with partner Kevin Lawrence….as they won several titles including the 1985 IFBB World Amateur competition….a year before her first Ms. Olympia competition as seen in this video herewith….when Dennis earned her pro card by winning the…

Body Building – 1985 – Womens World Championships – Featuring Erica Mes – With Bruce Jenner

Erica Mes is a former professional body builder…..who competed in multiple Ms. Olympia and Women’s Body Building World Championships…..as seen in this video herewith….who currently is a “Body and Mind Coach”.  The NBC sportscaster behind the mike calling this competition seen in the video herewith….is none other than Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner….the former 1976 Montreal Olympics…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championship – Featuring Dinah Anderson – With Bruce Jenner

Dinah Anderson is a former American professional body builder who compete in Ms. Olympia Competitions as well as Women’s World Championships in the mid-1980’s….who came in 11th out of 30 competitors…..and we must say here a ImaSportsphile don’t really know much about the sport…..but we are learning fast….cuz there are lots of body building fans out…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championships – Featuring Gladys Portugues

Gladys Portugues is an American former professional female bodybuilder and actress…..who as a bodybuilder twice placed in the top 10 in the Ms. Olympia contest….as she was married to Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude van Damme.   Portugues has said that she was inspired to start her own bodybuilding and weight training regimen while attending Marymount Manhattan College….when she saw Rachel McLish on television winning the Ms. Olympia title…..so, for…

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…