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'02 Gunter was his best year IMO. He was definatly top 3 material, if not top 2. His waist was small, he was full, not holding water, had good color and a great posing routine. You could hear the crowd "ohh" and "bullshit" when they gave him 5th (It might have been 4th, I don't remember). But back when Jay had a small waist and jaw, he and Schlierkamp could have gone toe-to-toe.
- Neither have the best structure in the world to begin with both have wide hips. However Gunter Has by far a worse structure as he is not as naturally wide on the top half (shoulders)as jay and yet Gunter I have always found more aesthetically pleasing out of the two(especially in these pics). Gunter is the perfect example of a bodybuilder making the most out of what they were given. Like i think it was shaun ray said in 05' olympia "he's not a genetic freak, every bit of muscle hes got hes earned."
My only gripe about gunter (as im a massive fan) is that his 02' physique and 05' physiques were his only awesome showings. A lot of the time he struggled to come in condition which pissed me off because if he did i reckon he could of been top 5 a lot more.
in 03' he came to australia for promotion and they were billing him as the next mr olympia. He came on one of our tv shows and was arm curling a footy player that weighed 95kgs for the delight of the audience. its a shame 03' his physique didnt live upto the hype. He is still awesome though.
-overall hes still the best bodybuilder over 6 foot since arnold.
-tall bodybuilders ftw