GV EXTERIOR Philippines International Convention Centre.
GV Plaque (IFBB) with bodybuilding symbol.
GV INTERIOR Contestants entering hall before judging (England, Canada, and USA). (3 SHOTS)
SV President of International Body Builders Federation (IFBB) Ben Weider (Canada) presenting gold medal award to Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, as crowd applaud. (2 SHOTS)
SV Winner of lightweight division Heinz Sallmayer (Austria) posing in competition.
GV Second place winner of light heavyweight competition Bronston Austin of U.S. in poses.
SV President Marcos and Mr. Weider applauding.
GV Lightweight winner Sallmayer taking place on winners rostrum with USA second placed Kenneth Pasariello and Canada's Raymond Beaulieu,
GV Middleweight winner Finland's Jarma Roty stepping onto winners rostrum with Richard Baldwin (on left) of U.S. and Australia's Richard Jonker (third).
GV Heavyweight winner Hubert Metz of West Germany taking place on rostrum with Canadian Reid Schindle (second) on left and Christian Janatch of Austria, arms raised in victory.
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Background: Mr. Universe came of age last week with the staging of the 1980 world amateur bodybuilding championships in the Philippines capital, Manila. Seventy-eight hopeful contestants from thirty-nine countries competed in the event, held for the first time this year in an Asian country. The winning medals of the twenty-first Mr. Universe championship were presented by Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos of behalf of the International Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB). The heavyweight title went to Hubert Metz of West Germany, the light heavyweight to Johnny Fuller of England, the middleweight to Jarma Roty of Finland and the lightweight to Austria's Heinz Sallmayer.
SYNOPSIS: The five-day competitions, held in the Philippines International Convention Centre ended on Sunday (30 November) with the judging of finalists in the four weight categories.
It was a clean sweep for Europe in the titles, with the Americans taking the team championships. No Asians reached the finals.
IFBB President Ben Weider from Canada first presented a special gold medal to President Marcos, a bodybuilder himself, for his untiring efforts to promote physical fitness.
Eventual winner of the lightweight division, Austria's Sallmayer pitted his best form against the other finalists. He was the only title winner who did not win by a unanimous vote.
Bronston Austin of the U.S. did not take the light heavyweight title. But his second place finish raised his hopes for next year, and provided a third runner-up finish for the Americans.
Lightweight winner Sallmayer joined second and third place winner Kenneth Pasariello of the U.S. and Canadian Raymond Beaulieu, on the rostrum.
A happy Finn, Jarma Roty, took the middleweight title over American Richard Baldwin, second, and Australian Richard Jonker, third.
The two pounds of turkey and three pounds of cheese Hubert Metz eats each day helped him keep the heavyweight title in German hands. Reid Schindle of Canada was judged second and Austrian Christian Janatch third. Next year's contest will be held in Egypt at the foot of the Giza pyramid.