Arnold Schwarzenegger Wins Mr Universe, 1969

By Deb Street

This video is a combination of two archive reels: Mr Universe 1969 and "Show of Strength", International Bodybuilding Contest in Cologne, Germany 1966

Arnold Schwarzenegger was a completely unknown figure then. Watch as he flexes his muscles for the judges to see in these two bodybuilding tournaments, one in Cologne, Germany in 1966, and the other (the first part of footage) in London at the Mr Universe tournament in 1969.

Credit: British Pathe