Dorian Yates Pro Bodybuilding Profile

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Name: Dorian Yates
Location: Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England
Born: April 19, 1962
Height: 5'10"
Off-Season Weight: Around 280 lbs.
Competition Weight: Around 260 lbs.
Favorite Exercise: Bent-Over Rows

Competitive Record ///

  • 1984 Mr. Birmingham novice 1st
  • 1985 Novice West Coast (England) 1st
  • 1985 World Games 7th (London)
  • 1986 EFBB British HW 1st (in London)
  • 1988 British Championships 1st
  • 1990 Night of Champions 2nd
  • 1991 Night of Championships 1st
  • 1991 Mr. Olympia 2nd
  • 1991 English Grand Prix 1st
  • 1992 Mr. Olympia 1st
  • 1993 Mr. Olympia 1st
  • 1994 Grand Prix Germany 1st
  • 1994 Grand Prix Spain 1st
  • 1994 Grand Prix England 1st
  • 1994 Mr. Olympia 1st
  • 1995 Mr. Olympia 1st
  • 1996 Mr. Olympia 1st
  • 1997 Mr. Olympia 1st

Dorian Yates ///

Dorian has won 6 Mr. Olympia's in a row. He is the biggest of the professional bodybuilders and when beside him makes all other bodybuilders look small. His nickname is the 'Shadow'.

Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born April 19, 1962 in England. Dorian was raised in Hurley, in rural Staffordshire. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Birmingham, Britain's second largest city. During these times, Dorian got himself into trouble, and was sentenced to six months at Whatton Youth Detention Centre.

It was here that Dorian earned an instant reputation as the strongest and fittest of Whatton's 300 inmates. This gave him new respect for himself. Whatton was the wake up call for Dorian. If he did not do something, he would end up in and out of prison all of his life. Dorian resolved that he would not be back.

In January 1983, Dorian met his future wife Debbie Chin. Their son Lewis, was born in May 1984. Today, Dorian owns the Temple Gym in England. Currently lives in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England. He has two boxer dogs names Conan and Sams.