1979 Mr. Olympia - Winner Frank Zane
1979 Mr. Olympia - Winner Frank Zane
In 1979, Frank Zane took home his thirds straight Olympia crown, beating the tour de force physique of Mike Mentzer. Prize money hit an all-time high of $50,000 for the competition.

 

1979 Mr. Olympia Results
Placing Competitor Prize
 Over 200lbs    
 1  Mike Mentzer  
 2  Dennis Tinerino  
 3  Roger Walker  
 4  Roy Callender  
 5  Bob Birdsong  
 Under 200lbs    
 1  Frank Zane  
 2  Boyer Coe  
 3  Robby Robinson  
 4  Chris Dickerson  
 5  Danny Padilla  
 6  Carlos Rodriguez  
 7  Albert Beckles  
 8  Tom Platz  
 9  Ed Corney  
 10  Steve Davis  
 Overall    
 1  Frank Zane