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October 17, 2017
Bodybuilder Albert Beckles Tribute

Albert Beckles Bodybuilder

Albert Beckles Stats

Nickname: Al Peak Beckles
Born: July 14, 1930
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Residence: North Hollywood California, USA
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 218 lbs

Albert Beckles Bio

First mistakenly introduced to British readers of Health & Strength in January 1957 as "Al Bickers", it is now his age that causes a little confusion: Al asserts he was born in 1930, but some early reports suggested 1938 as his birth year. Whatever his age, Beckles has been in phenomenal shape for five decades.

Born in Barbados, he emigrated to London, where in the mid-'60s he began winning regional British titles, before taking the 1969 and 1970 NABBA Mr. Britain titles (which were awarded in 1970 and '71). Later in '71, he joined the IFBB, earning the overall at that year's IFBB Mr. Universe. His high-peaked biceps and crisp overall appearance have been his trademark throughout his career.

Al has been one of the most active participants ever - suiting up to pose down in more than 100 different contests. In 1982, he took the Big Apple's big enchilada, winning the Night of Champions. Beckles' record-setting 13 forays into the IFBB Mr. Olympia (Shawn Ray is nearest with 12) have yielded six placings among the top five, including coming second in 1985 to Lee Haney at twice Haney's age.

Bodybuilding Titles Won

1992 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB, 8th
1992 Chicago Pro Invitational - IFBB, 16th
1991 San Jose Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
1991 Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, 12th
1991 Olympia - IFBB, Didn't place
1991 Night of Champions - IFBB, 7th
1991 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB, Winner
1991 Grand Prix Switzerland - IFBB, 8th
1991 Grand Prix Spain - IFBB, 9th
1991 Grand Prix Italy - IFBB, 8th
1991 Grand Prix Finland - IFBB, 9th
1991 Grand Prix England - IFBB, 7th

1991 Grand Prix Denmark - IFBB, 7th
1990 Night of Champions - IFBB, Didn't place
1990 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB, 12th
1990 Houston Pro Invitational - IFBB, 11th
1990 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 9th
1989 World Pro Championships - IFBB, 4th
1989 Olympia - IFBB, 15th
1989 Night of Champions - IFBB, 8th
1989 Grand Prix US Pro - IFBB, 4th
1989 Grand Prix Sweden - IFBB, 9th
1989 Grand Prix Spain - IFBB, 10th
1989 Grand Prix Spain (2) - IFBB, 10th
1989 Grand Prix Melbourne - IFBB, 4th
1989 Grand Prix Holland - IFBB, 11th
1989 Grand Prix France - IFBB, 9th
1989 Grand Prix Finland - IFBB, 9th
1989 Grand Prix England - IFBB, 9th
1989 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 7th
1988 World Pro Championships - IFBB, 10th
1988 Olympia - IFBB, 15th
1988 Night of Champions - IFBB, 5th
1988 Grand Prix Spain - IFBB, 7th
1988 Grand Prix Spain (2) - IFBB, 8th
1988 Grand Prix Italy - IFBB, 8th
1988 Grand Prix Germany - IFBB, 8th
1988 Grand Prix France - IFBB, 11th
1988 Grand Prix England - IFBB, 7th
1988 Chicago Pro Invitational - IFBB, 4th
1987 World Pro Championships - IFBB, 3rd
1987 Olympia - IFBB, 7th
1987 Grand Prix Germany - IFBB, 4th
1987 Grand Prix Germany (2) - IFBB, 6th
1987 Grand Prix France - IFBB, 4th
1986 Olympia - IFBB, 4th
1985 Olympia - IFBB, 2nd
1985 Night of Champions - IFBB, Winner
1984 World Pro Championships - IFBB, Winner
1984 World Grand Prix - IFBB, Winner
1984 Olympia - IFBB, 4th
1984 Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, Winner
1983 Olympia - IFBB, 7th
1983 Night of Champions - IFBB, 3rd
1983 Grand Prix Switzerland - IFBB, 5th
1983 Grand Prix Sweden - IFBB, 5th
1983 Grand Prix Portland - IFBB, 4th
1983 Grand Prix Las Vegas - IFBB, 3rd
1983 Grand Prix England - IFBB, 5th
1982 World Pro Championships - IFBB, Winner
1982 Olympia - IFBB, 5th
1982 Night of Champions - IFBB, Winner
1982 Grand Prix Sweden - IFBB, 4th
1982 Grand Prix Belgium - IFBB, 2nd
1981 World Grand Prix - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Professional World Cup - IFBB, 6th
1981 Night of Champions - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Grand Prix World Cup - IFBB, 6th
1981 Grand Prix Wales - IFBB, 3rd
1981 Grand Prix New York - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Grand Prix New England - IFBB, Winner
1981 Grand Prix Massachusets - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Grand Prix Louisiana - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Grand Prix California - IFBB, 4th
1981 Grand Prix Belgium - IFBB, 2nd
1981 Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, 2nd
1980 World Pro Championships - IFBB, 4th
1980 Universe - Pro - IFBB, 4th
1979 World Pro Championships - IFBB, 2nd
1979 Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 7th
1979 Grand Prix Pennsylvania - IFBB, 3rd
1979 Best in the World - IFBB, Professional, 3rd
1978 Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 8th
1977 Olympia - IFBB, Short, 4th
1977 Olympia - IFBB, 7th
1975 Universe - IFBB, Medium, 2nd
1975 Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
1973 Universe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
1973 Mr Europe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
1973 Mr Europe - IFBB, Overall Winner
1971 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 1st
1971 Universe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
1971 Universe - IFBB, Overall Winner
1971 Mr World - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
1971 Mr World - AAU, Medium, 1st
1971 Mr World - AAU, Winner
1971 Mr Britain - NABBA, Winner
1970 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 2nd
1970 Mr Europe, Medium, 1st
1970 Mr Europe, Overall Winner
1970 Mr Britain - NABBA, Winner
1969 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 3rd
1969 Mr World - IFBB, Medium, 2nd
1969 Mr Britain - NABBA, 2nd
1968 Mr Britain - NABBA, 2nd
1967 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 1st
1967 Mr Britain - NABBA, 3rd
1966 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 6th
1965 Universe - NABBA, Medium, 3rd
1965 Mr Britain - NABBA, 5th

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