Dating for bodybuilders
Rachel Mc Lish became the most successful competitor of the early 1980s. Olympia crown by finishing second to Kike Elomaa in 1981, but regained the title in 1982.A new major pro contest, the Women's Pro World Championship, was held for the first time in 1981 (won by Lynn Conkwright).Held annually through 1989, this was the second most prestigious contest of the time.Mc Lish added this title to her collection in 1982. Olympia in 1982, and after this the contestants were no longer hand-picked, but instead qualified for the Ms. Women's bodybuilding was officially recognized as a sport discipline by the 1982 IFBB Congress in Brugge, Belgium.Stacey Bentley finished in fifth place, in what turned out to be her final competition.Also in 1980, the American Federation of Women Bodybuilders was also founded, representing a growing awareness of women bodybuilders in America. Southern States, 1988) helped to popularize the federation. Maria Elena Alberici, as listed in the Almanac of Women's Bodybuilding, won two national titles in one year: Miss Body Beautiful U. Prior to 1977, bodybuilding had been considered strictly a male-oriented sport. in 1972, promoted by Dan Lourie and Miss Americana in 1972, promoted by Joe Weider. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a judge at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York when Maria Elena Alberici (aka) Maria Lauren won Miss Americana.
The event organizer, Mc Ghee, told the competitors that they would be judged "like the men," with emphasis on muscular development, symmetry, and physique presentation. Although sanctioned as a bodybuilding contest, women were required to appear on stage in high heels.
The early 1980s signified a transition from the fashionably thin "twiggy" body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass.
The National Physique Committee (NPC) held the first women's Nationals in 1980.
Gina La Spina, the champion, is considered the first recognized winner of a woman's bodybuilding contest.
It was judged strictly as a bodybuilding contest and was the first event of its kind for women.