Monday, April 9, 2012

Harold Poole Professional Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Harold Poole

Harold Poole

About Harold Poole : Harold Poole (b. December 25, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former AAU, IFBB and WBBG professional bodybuilder. Poole's athleticism was apparent very early on.

He was quarterback on his footballl team at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, placed fourth in the state high school wrestling championships, ran 440 yards in 50 seconds and put the 12 pound shot 55 feet. In 1960, Poole entered the AAU Mr. America and, at the age of 16, took 18th place.

His final AAU teen opportunity came in June 1963, where he won most muscular, but was the runner-up to Vern Weaver.

Harold Poole Bodybuilder

Three months later, Poole switched to the IFBB and, at age 19, he won the Mr. Universe. The next year, he became the first African-American to be named IFBB Mr. America.

Starting in 1965, Poole became the only man to compete in the first three Mr. Olympia contests. He retired from bodybuilding competition following the 1982 IFBB Night Of Champions where he placed out of the top 10.

 Today he currently lives in New York where he continues to train with weights and practice Martial Arts. He was inducted to the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004 and the WBBG Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2008 Harold was voted the Greatest Teenage Bodybuilder of All-Time.

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1 comment:

  1. I met Harlod at a night club and couldn't believe how big he was,I trained with weights so I was amazed how big he was this in Greenwood Lake NY and we became friends