Story: Bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting

Bodybuilding weightlifters, 1955

Bodybuilding weightlifters, 1955

Bodybuilders from a Wellington weightlifting club strike a pose. In the 1940s and 1950s bodybuilding contests such as Mr New Zealand were generally held as sections of weightlifting competitions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1955/2155-F

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Peter Clayworth, 'Bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting - Bodybuilding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015