Henri Christophe Dickerson (1939 –2021) was the first Black AAU Mr. America, the first openly Gay winner of the IFBB Mr. Olympia contest, and one of only two bodybuilders to win titles in both the Mr. Olympia and Masters Olympia competitions. One of the world’s most titled bodybuilders, Dickerson’s competitive career spanned thirty years.
Dickerson retired after winning the 50+ division at the 1994 Masters Olympia and was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000. He studied music and was an accomplished opera singer in addition to his career in athletics.
He attended Olney Friends School, was a ToFF Member, a resident of Los Angeles and passed away in Florida where he was living at the time.
Published: 5th February 2024Tags: Chris Dickerson
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