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Robby Robinson Honored With Golds Gym Bodybuilding Wall Of Fame

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Huge congratulations to bodybuilding legend Robby Robinson! His image will now be displayed on the wall of Gold’s Gym, Venice. Muscle Insider fans know that Gold’s Venice is the Mecca of bodybuilding where the top physiques in the world have trained. Robby is from the golden era of bodybuilding having trained alongside Arnold, Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, Tom Platz and many other greats. He had one of the greatest physiques in history and was even “bronzed” in a statue by Joe Weider!

Robby Robinson, also known as “The Black Prince” or “Mr. Lifestyle”, has always lived and breathed the bodybuilding lifestyle. As one of the most dedicated members to the sport, Robby competed in over 300 amateur bodybuilding competitions before entering the pro circuit.

​Robby was the first ever Masters Mr. Olympia and the first black man featured in training and muscle magazines. Very outspoken in bodybuilding over his views of racism and unfairness in the sport, Robby stood up numerous times for what he believed in. It’s this stance that eventually lead him to a double-lifetime ban from the IFBB and subsequent retirement.

​After retiring from competition, Robby continued training at Gold’s Gym and became a symbol of the bodybuilding culture and the whole muscle beach scene staying on the verge of competition shape even well into his 70s. It’s great to see Gold’s Gym paying respect to The Black Prince with this giant photo on the bodybuilding wall of fame! 

Competition Highlights

  • 2000 - Mr Olympia - Masters Over 50, 1st
  • 1997 - Mr Olympia - Masters Over 50, 1st
  • 1994 - Mr Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Winner
  • 1991 - Musclefest Grand Prix - IFBB, Winner
  • 1989 - World Pro Championships - IFBB, Winner
  • 1988 - Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB, Winner
  • 1987 - Mr Olympia - IFBB, 5th
  • 1981 - Mr Universe - Pro - NABBA, Winner
  • 1979 - Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, Winner
  • 1979 - Night of Champions - IFBB, Winner
  • 1979 - Grand Prix New York - IFBB, Winner
  • 1979 - Best in the World - IFBB, Professional, 1st
  • 1978 - Professional World Cup - IFBB, Winner
  • 1978 - Night of Champions - IFBB, Winner
  • 1978 - Mr Olympia Heavyweight, 1st
  • 1977 - Mr Olympia - IFBB, Tall, 1st
  • 1976 - Mr Universe - IFBB, MiddleWeight, 1st
  • 1976 - Mr Universe - IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1976 - Mr International - IFBB, Medium, 1st
  • 1976 - Mr International - IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1975 - Mr Universe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
  • 1975 - Mr World - IFBB, Medium, 1st
  • 1975 - Mr World - IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1975 - Mr America - IFBB, Medium, 1st
  • 1975 - Mr America - IFBB, Overall Winner

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