Mr. Universe Competition by FIHC

From 1950 to 1968, the International Weightlifting Federation considered itself as the world governing organization for Bodybuilding too (At that time the name was therefore FIHC - Fédération Internationale Haltérophile et Culturiste). From time to time - usually at the World Weightlifting Championships the Mr. Universe competition was held. It is not to be confused with identical named events organized by other organizations. In particular, it was only reserved for amateurs. The contest consisted of two each with points assessed exercises: athletic impression (without muscle contraction) and free posing.
In some years there was next to the overall ranking also separate rankings in two body size classes? In the missing years the competition was not held.
Remark: Bodybuilding in other federations as the FIHC it is not the concern of my web site.

1. 1950, Oct 15 Paris FRA
2. 1954, Oct 16 Roubaix FRA
3. 1955, Oct 16 München FRG
4. 1957, Nov 12 Tehran IRI
5. 1959, Sep 29 - Oct 04 Warszawa POL
6. 1961, Sep 25 Wien AUT
7. 1963, Sep 21 London GBR
8. 1964, May 31 Paris FRA
9. 1965, Oct 27 - Nov 03 Tehran IRI
10. 1966, Oct 22-23 Berlin GDR

Overall

 

Mr. Universe

2nd place

3rd place

1950 FARBOTNIK John USA MARELLO Mario FRA KLEJNIAK Charles BEL
1954 KONO Tom Tamio USA TUN Maung BIR BOULAS Tony EGY
1955 KONO Tom Tamio USA ROBIN Arthur FRA DALY Keevil CAN
1957 KONO Tom Tamio USA SIROON H. IRI MOUSA Haji IRI
1959 MIERCZUK Guy FRA EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY KONO Tom Tamio USA
1961 KONO Tom Tamio USA MARCH Bill USA MIERCZUK Guy FRA
1963 EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY JONES Henry RSA GOURGOTT John USA
1964 EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY WAYNE Rick GBR VASILIEFF Val USA
1965 MARCH Bill USA WHITEHEAD Craig USA HADDAD Zouheir SYR
1966 GAJDA Bob USA EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY ZWAIR F IRI

Small (< 1,68 m)

 

Mr. Universe

2nd place

3rd place

1954 KONO Tom Tamio USA TUN Maung BIR WRIGHT Wally GBR
1963 EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY WARD Rudy GBR SUN Tee Phua MAS
1964 WARD Rudy GBR JONES Henry RSA BOUZIN Kinsel
1965 PICARD Rodrique CAN AYOUB Ahmed LIB YAZBEK Kassem SYR
1966 YAZBEK Kassem SYR PICARD Rodrique CAN HAMDY Mohamed EGY

Tall (> 1,68 m)

 

Mr. Universe

2nd place

3rd place

1954 BOULAS Tony EGY ELDEEN Kamal TRENTINELLA Alain FRA
1963 JONES Henry RSA GOURGOTT John USA VASSEAUX Roger FRA
1964 EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY WAYNE Rick GBR VASILIEFF Val USA
1965 MARCH Bill USA WHITEHEAD Craig USA HADDAD Zouheir SYR
1966 GAJDA Bob USA EL GUINDI Abd El Hamid EGY ZWAIR F IRI


Last modified: 05.07.16