Platz was NEVER good enough to take the big one.
Flex came in close 1993 and 1998. 1998 could have gone either way.
Kevin wasn't complete enough to win at 2002. Ronnie was off too, small and soft.
1997 was Nasser all the way.
Looking back at pics of Zane he looked light. That was his trade mark and that alone lost him 1st place. Dickerson was definitely top 3.
Check out this pic and tell me that Arnie wasn't at least top 3.
Boyer Coe looked ordinary.
Arnie looked big, tall and muscular but his legs and condition were down.
Robbie looked like Robbie.
Mentzer had a thick mid section and small chest.
Zane looked light.
Dickerson looked fantastic.
I think that Mentzer had Mentzer in first place and forgot to suck his gut in when he posed. Have a read of this article: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/1980_olympia_review.htm
Rob points out that Mentzer didn't look finished enough. And Arnie played the crowd and the judges making him the centre of attention, thus whom everyone else was judged against.
Now I'm going to have to check out the '81 O again. I have a feeling you are right.Quote
I agree about Gunter in '02 man everyone seems to forget house close that was... I love Ronnie as much as anyone but its hard to believe that Levrone and Wheeler never got one especially Wheeler... and 2007 was a gift to Cutler I was at the show and the whole crowd booed when he was called... Victor won that show
Some of Dorian wins, esp after his bicep injury, like '94, '96 and '97 where he looked god awful for a Mr O.
Jay in '07, Franco in '81, and for Arnold in 1980 Mr O, maybe he wasn't at his best, but he still was good enough to win. I don't see how Mentzer should've beat him lol
his victory was fair imho.