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Full Name: Albert Beckles

Nicknames: Peak, Ageless Albert Beckles.

Location: North Hollywood, California

Date of Birth: July 14th, 1930

Height: 5'7

Off Season Weight: 230 lbs.

Competition Weight: 215 lbs.

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Competitive History
Year Competition Placing
1965 Mr Britain 5th
1965 Mr. Universe Medium 3rd
1966 Mr. Universe 6th
1967 Mr. Britain 3rd
1967 Mr. Universe Medium 1st
1968 Mr Britain 2nd
1969 Mr Britain 2nd
1969 Mr. World Medium 2nd
1969 Mr. Universe Medium 3rd
1970 Mr. Britain 1st
1970 Mr. Europe Overall 1st
1970 Mr. Europe Medium 1st
1970 Mr. Universe Medium 2nd
1971 Mr. Britain 1st
1971 Mr. World 1st
1971 Mr. World Medium 1st
1971 Mr. World Most muscular 1st
1971 Mr. Universe Overall 1st
1971 Mr. Universe Medium 1st
1971 NABBA Mr. Universe 1st
1973 Mr. Europe Overall 1st
1973 Mr. Europe Medium 1st
1973 Mr. Universe Medium 1st
1975 Mr. Olympia Lightweight 3rd
1975 Mr. Universe Medium 2nd
1977 Mr. Olympia 7th
1977 Mr. Olympia Short 4th
1978 Olympia Lightweight 8th
1979 Best in the World Professional 3rd
1979 Grand Prix Pennsylvania 3rd
1979 Mr. Olympia Lightweight 7th
1979 World Pro Championships 2nd
1980 Mr. Universe 4th
1980 World Pro Championships 4th
1981 Canada Pro Cup 2nd
1981 Grand Prix Belgium 2nd
1981 Grand Prix California 4th
1981 Grand Prix Louisiana 2nd
1981 Grand Prix Massachusets 2nd
1981 Grand Prix New England 1st
1981 Grand Prix New York 2nd
1981 Grand Prix Wales 3rd
1981 Grand Prix World Cup 6th
1981 Night of Champions 2nd
1981 Professional World Cup 6th
1981 World Grand Prix 2nd
1982 Grand Prix Belgium 2nd
1982 Grand Prix Sweden 4th
1982 Night of Champions 1st
1982 Mr. Olympia 5th
1982 World Pro Championships 1st
1983 Grand Prix England 5th
1983 Grand Prix Las Vegas 3rd
1983 Grand Prix Portland 4th
1983 Grand Prix Sweden 5th
1983 Grand Prix Switzerland 5th
1983 Night of Champions 3rd
1983 Mr. Olympia 7th
1984 Canada Pro Cup 1st
1984 Mr. Olympia 4th
1984 World Grand Prix 1st
1984 World Pro Championships 1st
1985 Night of Champions 1st
1985 Mr. Olympia 2nd
1984 Mr. Olympia 4th
1987 Grand Prix France 4th
1987 Grand Prix Germany 6th
1987 Grand Prix Germany (2) 4th
1987 Mr. Olympia 7th
1987 World Pro Championships 3rd
1988 Chicago Pro Invitational 4th
1988 Grand Prix England 7th
1988 Grand Prix France 11th
1988 Grand Prix Germany 8th
1988 Grand Prix Italy 8th
1988 Grand Prix Spain 8th
1988 Grand Prix Spain 7th
1988 Night of Champions 5th
1988 Olympia 15th
1988 World Pro Championships 10th
1989 Arnold Classic 7th
1988 World Pro Championships 10th
1989 Arnold Classic 7th
1989 Grand Prix England 9th
1989 Grand Prix Finland 9th
1989 Grand Prix France 9th
1989 Grand Prix Holland 11th
1989 Grand Prix Melbourne 4th
1989 Grand Prix Spain 10th
1989 Grand Prix Spain (2) 10th
1989 Grand Prix Sweden 9th
1989 Grand Prix US Pro 4th
1989 Night of Champions 8th
1989 Mr. Olympia 15th
1989 World Pro Championships 4th
1990 Arnold Classic 9th
1990 Houston Pro Invitational 11th
1990 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational 12th
1990 Night of Champions Out of Top 15
1991 Grand Prix Denmark 7th
1991 Grand Prix England 7th
1991 Grand Prix Finland 9th
1991 Grand Prix Italy 8th
1991 Grand Prix Spain 9th
1991 Grand Prix Switzerland 8th
1991 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational 1st
1991 Night of Champions 7th
1991 Mr. Olympia Out of Top 15
1991 Pittsburgh Pro Invitational 12th
1991 San Jose Pro Invitational 5th
1992 Chicago Pro Invitational 16th
1992 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational 8th

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Ageless Albert Beckles had an excellent career in professional bodybuilding for four decades! His reign ended in 1991, where he qualified for the Mr. Olympia and competed in the competition at the age of 61! Albert is truly testamount to the power of bodybuilding and the bodybuilding lifestyle. Currently, at the age of 73, he is still active in bodybuilding and bodybuilding shows where he works as a judge for the IFBB. He will go down in the bodybuilding hall of fame along with other greats such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu and many more. He has made the covers of many bodybuilding magazines and was the focus of many bodybuilding articles throughout his long and successful career. In 1985, at the age of 55, he placed 2nd at the Mr. Olympia competition at the age of 55, and some say he could have taken the show that year or the year to follow (Lee Haney ended up winning both shows). What he accomplished in the ranks of professional bodybuilding was truly incredible and second to none. Albert had such an amazing career!

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