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Ronnie Coleman Biography 2021

Ronnie Coleman is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and a police officer. He is best known for winning the prestigious Mr. Olympia title eight times and is generally admitted as one of the greatest bodybuilders in history.

Early Life of Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman bodybuilder was born on May 13, 1964, in the Pelican State, Louisiana, America. He was brought up by a single mother beside a younger brother and two sisters.

As a child, Ronnie joined a high-level playing football during high school; his usually bulky frame supported his power through others his age, and he became known for his impressive figure.

After becoming stronger in the gym, Ronnie’s performance as a soccer player improved even further.

After getting his degree in Accounting, Ronnie made the move to Texas, he thought that there would be more job chances in the neighboring state.

Ronnie knew that he was designed for bigger things, and started searching for other professions.

Ronnie Coleman As Police Officer

ronnie coleman as police officer

During his research for other works, Ronnie found an opening at the Arlington, Texas police station in the paper. Soon after, he had applied and successfully gained his new job at the age of 25 in 1989.

Ronnie proceeded to train in the gym, training to fit weight lifting around his new lifestyle in the police force; luckily, the police station was equipped with a special gym.

Bodybuilding Career of Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie signed up to the Metro flex gym, where he was introduced to the gym owner, Brian Dobson.

A few months under the training of Brian Dobson, he turned up at the 1990 Mr. Texas show as an unknown amateur.

After winning the Mr. Texas amateur competition, Ronnie competed at the 1990 NPC Championships and won third place, which was not good enough for him. So he took a step back and made the important changes to his physique so he could be as competitive as possible.

In 1991 Ronnie came back and won the World Amateur Championships in Poland, he also got his Pro Card with a physique that was worthy to compete with the best.

bodybuilding career of ronnie coleman

In the 1992 Chicago Pro Championships, Ronnie was up against beasts like Kevin Levrone, Bob Paris, and Milos Sarcev. He took 11th place but it was a learning experience and could only move him to get better.

Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia 1998 was his first Olympia title, after having 9th place the previous year where Dorian Yates was Mr. Olympia.

He defeated runner-up Flex Wheeler and went on to do this a few times, but he also knocked several other best competitors.

Among the elite professionals that he defeated during those eight years include Kevin Levrone, Shawn Ray, Lee Priest, Dexter Jackson, Gunther Schlierkamp, Dennis James, Jay Cutler, Ernie Taylor Markus Ruhl, Nasser El Sonbaty, Chris Cormier, Gustavo Badell, Melvin Anthony, Victor Martinez, and more

His reign remained from 1998 to 2005, tying him with Lee Haney for most victories at Mr. Olympia, which still stands to this day.

No one can survive on top forever and Coleman was deposed at the 2006 Mr. Olympia by future 4 times champion Jay Cutler. He did fight once again in 2007, but it was clear that his time was over.

Ronnie took 4th position at his last Olympia and also retired from the sport, a very emotional day for fans and the Olympia. Ronnie Coleman now is retired with maximum Olympia tittles.

There is no doubting that most bodybuilding fans and legends believe Ronnie Coleman is the greatest of all time. His size, proportions, freakiness, vascularity, symmetry, and cool factor are outstanding and matchless.

Competition History of Ronnie Coleman

11990Mr. Texas1st
21990NPC Texas Champions1st
31991World Amateur Championships1st
41992Chicago Pro Championships11th
51992Night of Champions14th
61992Mr. Olympia6th
71993Chicago Pro Invitational4th
81993Grand Prix France6th
91993Grand Prix Germany6th
101994Grand Prix France3th
111994Grand Prix Germany3th
121994Mr. Olympia15th
131994San Jose Pro Invitational4th
141995Canada Pro Cup1st
151996Canada Pro Cup1st
161997Grand Prix1st
171998Toronto Invitational1st
181998Mr. Olympia1st
191998Grand Prix Finland1st
201999Mr. Olympia1st
211999World Pro Championships1st
221999Grand Prix England1st
232000Mr. Brody Langley1st
242000Grand Prix England1st
252000World Pro Championships1st
262000Mr. Olympia1st
272001Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic1st
282001Mr. Olympia1st
292001New Zealand Grand Prix1st
302006Grand Prix Austria – IFBB2nd
312006Grand Prix Holland – IFBB,2nd
322006Grand Prix Romania – IFBB2nd
332006Mr. Olympia – IFBB2nd
342001Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic1st
352001Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia1st
362001New Zealand Grand Prix1st
372002Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia1st
382002Grand Prix Holland1st
392004Mr. Olympia1st
402004Grand Prix England1st
412004Grand Prix Holland1st
422005Mr. Olympia1st
432006Mr. Olympia – IFBB2nd
442007Mr. Olympia – IFBB4th
Competition History of Ronnie Coleman

Physical Standard of Ronnie Coleman

Weight140 kg
Heightfeet and 11 inches
Age57 years
Arm Size24 inches
Chest Size58 inches
Waist Size36 inches
Thighs Size36 inches
Physical Standard of Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman Wife

ronnie coleman wife

In 1998, Ronnie met personal trainer Rouaida Christine Achkar at a sports show in Paris. They got married in 2007 but ultimately departed.

In 2016, Ronnie met Susan Williamson who was also a personal trainer. They live in Arlington Texas and have four children.

Ronnie Coleman is not only loved because of what he achieved on stage but the hype methods he used before a big lift, such as calling “yeah buddy”, lightweight baby” and nothing but a peanut,” went viral with the fitness and bodybuilding community.


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