1986 WABBA World Championships – Mr. & Miss World
Amateur & Professional
Kursaal, Bern, Switzerland October 30-31, 1986
The 1986 WABBA World Championships was one of the greatest ever WABBA World Championships. Apart from the amazing standards in both the Amateur and Professional Classes, the star guest poser was 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout. Samir was in sensational form and delighted the huge crowd.
In the Amateur Class Men’s Overall posedown, it was the rugged muscularity, symmetry and hard condition of the Frenchman, Nordine Zouareg, that prevailed in the end.
For the Overall Women’s title, it was the battle of the Italians with the size, shape, class and style of Patricia Lo Coco being too much on the day for the elegant Anna Gileno. Future champion Sylvie Esmenjaud of France had to settle for 4th in her class.
In the Men’s Pro Class, it was a very close decision between old NABBA Universe rivals in Thierry Pastel – France and Pierro Venturato – Italy for the top award. Finally it was the rugged physique and massive arms of Thierry Pastel swaying the judges his way for first place.
The Pro Women’s class was won by the sensational Claudia Profanter of Italy, a future Ms. Olympia competitor. Claudia had the complete package of shape, style, condition, beauty and charisma.
Full running order
The DVD starts with approximately 10 mins of Prejudging Highlights from the men’s and women’s amateur classes.
The evening Show starts with all national teams posing together on stage. This is followed by the Amateur Classes with posing by the top 6 in each class in reverse order from 6th place down to the class winner and presentation of awards.
Amateur Mr. World – Short Class – lineup posing then posing by
6th place Shinichi Udo – Japan
5th place Fabien Debecq – Belgium
4th place Max Pangerl – Austria
3rd place Christian Benathan – France
2nd place Justin Jospitre – France
1st place Nordine Zouareg – France, and victory poses by the top 3. The winner of this class was a superb poser.
Amateur Mr. World – Medium Class – lineup posing then posing by
6th place Peter Scigala – Germany
5th place Silvio Braico – Italy
4th place H von Broysel – Belgium
3rd place M Mini – Italy
2nd place Robert Ruffie – Italy
1st place Christian Cauchon – France, and victory poses by the top 3.
Amateur Mr. World – Tall Class – lineup posing then posing by
6th place Philippe Renard – France
5th place Pasquale Trotta – France
4th place Ernst Gemeinhardt – Austria
3rd place Tiekie Joubert – South Africa
2nd place G Giannis – Greece
1st place Massimo Venturato – Italy, and victory poses by the top 3.
Complete posing routine by the winner of the Men’s Best Poser Award – an unnamed guy from Japan who did not place top 6.
Guest posing routine by Samir Bannout – 1983 Mr. Olympia (see front cover photo above).
Amateur Miss World – Short Class – lineup posing then posing by
6th place Lucette Daulcle – France
5th place E de Buffrewil – France
4th place M Pantalacci – France
3rd place Chantal Nelson – France
2nd place V Ghyoot – Belgium
1st place Anna Gileno – Italy, and victory poses by the top women.
Amateur Miss World – Tall Class – brief lineup posing and then posing by
6th place Patricia Rogier – France
5th place Janet Marchi – Italy
4th place Silvie Esmenjaud – France
3rd place Danielle Pypops – Belgium
2nd place C Bondallas – Switzerland
1st place Patricia Lo Coco – Italy, and victory poses by top 3.
Posing routine by the winner of the Women’s Best Poser Award – Chantal Nelson – France.
Men’s Amateur Mr. World – Overall Posedown won by Nordine Zouareg – France.
Women’s Amateur Miss World – Overall Posedown won by Patricia Lo Coco of Italy.
The main winners pose together for group photos. Some of the women’s posing costumes were the briefest we have ever seen!
Professional Miss World
2nd place L Demonego – Italy
1st place Claudia Profanter – Italy, with award presented by Serge Nubret.
Professional Mr. World
5th place Bill Richardson – Belgium/UK
4th place Christian Gomba – France
3rd place Roberto Zardinoni – Italy
2nd place Pierro Venturato – Italy
1st place Thierry Pastel – France, and award presented by Serge Nubret.