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October 31, 1944
5' 8" (175 cm)
220 lbs (100 kg)
Mr. & Masters Olympia
1978 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 2nd (HeavyWeight)
1978 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 3rd
1979 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 4th (HeavyWeight)
1980 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 7th
1981 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 4th
1984 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 5th
1983 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 7th
1984 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 4th
- CBBF Canadian Championships
1977 - IFBB Mr. International (HeavyWeight)
1977 - IFBB Mr. Universe (MiddleWeight)
1978 - IFBB Pro Universe
1979 - IFBB Canada Diamond Pro Cup
1979 - IFBB Vancouver Grand Prix
1979 - IFBB Pro Universe
1979 - IFBB Pro World Championships
Roy Callender earned his Hall of Fame
credentials by virtue of being a prolific competitor in a
career that spanned 20 years. He won five IFBB pro titles
and earned his way into the Mr. Olympia five times,
finishing as high as third in 1978.
Callender begain his iron obsession at an early age, after
he decided he had too much fat round his middle, even at 5'
8" and a modest 154 pounds. The "Barbados Bomber"
trained with an intensity that matched his moniker, but his
personality reflected a more reserved and easygoing demeanor,
in victory or defeat.
After finishing second in the medium-height class in the
NABBA Amateur Universe in 1967, 1969 and 1971, Callender
decided in 1973 to try his hand at pro wrestling. For
his ring persona, he was billed as "Mr. Universe", despite
the fact that he hadn't won that contest Ö yet. He stopped
wrestling in 1975. In the spring of 1977, Callender - by
then a Canadian citizen living in Montreal - asked
gym owner and photographer Jimmy Caruso to train him
for a comeback. Caruso said that if Callender could commit
completely to his training and dietary demands, he would be
Mr. Universe before yearís end.
On September 10, 1977, Callender, competing for the first
time since 1971, won the Canadian Championships in
Calgary, Alberta. Three weeks later, in Columbus, Ohio, he
was victorious in the heavyweight class of the Mr.
International, and a month after that, he earned top
middleweight class honors at the IFBB Mr. Universe in
Nimes, France, coming close to fulfilling Carusoís
Next, Callender notched a win at the 1979 IFBB Pro Universe,
edging out Albert Beckles. Callender shone again at the
first-ever IFBB pro contest in Canada, the Ď79 Diamond
Cup in August. It would be his final bodybuilding
victory, although in his next eight tries he made top five,
including two runner-up finishes.
Callender entered the Mr. O five times. He came second among
heavyweights and third overall in 1978, fourth among
heavyweights in 1979, seventh in 1980 (Arnold
Schwarzeneggerís comeback year), fourth in 1981 and
fifth in 1984. He retired after placing seventh at the Grand
Prix in Essen, Germany, in 1987, bringing a long and
respectable bodybuilding career to a close.
Golds Gym Prestige -
currently the Personal Training Director at Golds Gym Prestige,
Brossard, Quebec, Canada. His responsibilities include training and
developing my personal training staff to become successful,
knowledgeable,competent "in demand" high quality fitness trainers.
1980 Mr. Olympia 2 DVD Set - Held October 4th, 1980 at the
Opera House in Sydney, Australia. This is the contest in which
Arnold made his "comeback" after five years of retirement, and
gained his seventh Mr. Olympia title. Includes briefposing sequences
by Roy Callender.