Larry Scott nicknamed “The Legend” was the first ever Mr Olympia winner and only bodybuilder to remain undefeted in the Mr. Olympia.
Larry Scott Biography
Scott was the winner of the IFBB’s Mr. Olympia title the first two years of the competition in 1965 and 1966, and was the only bodybuilder to remain undefeted in a Mr. Olympia contest.
Before Scott claimed the Mr. Olympia title, he took serveral other titles including Mr. America, and Mr. Universe titles, he also landed a small role in a 1964 film called Muscle Beach Party. It has been said that Scott hd very little genetic potential when he first started bodybuilding in 1956, having narrow shoulders was a weak point for him, in which he trained with Vince Gironda, another well-known bodybuilder of the golden age and overcome his week point.
Scott is well known for his arm development – and perhaps more so for his impressive biceps which were unusually long, allowing for good development and shape. These days Scott lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he runs his own personal training company. He was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999.
From 1960 until his retirement from competition in 1966, Scott was bodybuilding’s top superstar. Bodybuilding magazines soon began capitalizing on his image, but Larry – an IFBB athlete – wrote exclusively for Joe Weider’s publications. Larry’s popularity completely eclipsed all other bodybuilders of his time, including such famous personalities as Freddy Ortiz, Chuck Sipes, Dave Draper, Leo Robert, Harold Poole, and Sergio Oliva. The phenomenon has since become known as “Larry fever” and reached its apex at the 1966 Mr. Olympia competition, where Larry defended his title and once again took home the crown (literally, since the prize was $1,000 and an actual crown).
Scott’s retirement at the age of 28 sent shock waves throughout the sport. But Scott had other priorities (a second marriage), and after two Olympia wins, he’d done all he could do in competitive bodybuilding.
1959 Mr. Idaho
1960 Mr. California – AAU
1960 Mr. California – AAU, Most Muscular
1960 Mr. Los Angeles – AAU, Most Muscular
1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU, Most Muscular
1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU
1962 Mr. America, Medium and Overall
1963 Mr. Universe, Medium
1964 Mr. Universe, Medium & overall
1965 Mr. Olympia
1966 Mr. Olympia
1979 Canada Diamond Pro Cup
1979 Grand Prix Vancouver