Sergio Oliva – Myth (DVD)

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Sergio Oliva “The Myth” is without doubt one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. This DVD is our tribute to the life and fantastic career of Sergio Oliva, 3 time Mr Olympia and a living legend of the sport.



Sergio Oliva “The Myth” is without doubt one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. This DVD is our tribute to the life and fantastic career of Sergio Oliva, 3 time Mr Olympia and a living legend of the sport. This is probably the most significant download we have ever offered.

Sergio Oliva Photo Gallery


This historic footage was shot by Wayne on Wanstead Heath, in London, 2 days after the 1972 Mr Olympia where Sergio narrowly lost to Arnold in Essen, Germany. The action depicted in this sequence is said by many to be the greatest ever pumping and posing footage to be captured outdoors on film, showing a Mr Olympia title holder in absolute top contest condition.

Sergio oiled up, pumped up with dumbells then posed his heart out for the camera, delivering a virtuoso posing rendition of his Mr Olympia posing routine. This was then topped off with bodypart posing in closeup. In particular the posing of Sergio’s arms was awesome to behold. Complete with the famous “Myth” arms up in the air pose.

While Wayne was busy filming, famous gym owner and long time friend Wag Bennett was snapping away for Wayne, getting photos to record this historic film shoot for posterity. You will see some of these photos in the DVD’s Photo Gallery. Wag also shot the photo of Wayne taking photos of Sergio with the big old Mamiya RB67 still camera affectionately known as “The Tank”!

Once again this footage was shot by Wayne, this time on the day after Sergio won the Pro Class of the 1977 WABBA World Championships. This classic men’s contest was staged by Serge Nubret in Paris, where Sergio had guest posed at the Nubret’s promoted Mr Olympia event 6 years earlier. Sergio’s 1971 Olympia guest posing is included in this DVD.

The popular GMV shooting formula was used again at pool-side with Sergio first of all oiling and pumping up before launching into his classic, winning posing routine. In this segment Sergio is assisted in his pumping up by Miss Olympus Lynde Johnson who willingly obliged by sitting on his back while he did pushups!

At the end of the posing routine segment, Sergio again gave us some mind blowing closeup posing of various bodyparts for Wayne’s super 8 film camera. It was late in the year and freezing cold at poolside, but Sergio still went through with it, with Lynde helping to keep him warm.

After the usual posing for photos, which you can see in the Photo Gallery, the filming session was all over far too quickly due to it becoming freezing cold at pool-side! As far as we know, these were the only 2 professional outdoor film posing sessions ever shot with Sergio during his long and incredible career.

We are indebted to Sergio and Frank Marchante, Sergio’s biographer, for allowing us to use some highlights from the training video offered by Sergio in the mid 80s. It is now no longer available and is extremely rare footage.

My sincere thanks to all of the people who contributed footage and photos to make this a fitting tribute to SERGIO OLIVA, truly one of the greatest bodybuilders who ever lived. The Myth is no longer a myth to all who may have not seen him. He now is a reality and is preserved for all to enjoy on DVD. All the many contributors are thanked in the end credits of the DVD.

The 1973 Guest Posing at the WBBG Mr America/Mr World is incorrectly captioned on screen as 1971 Mr Olympia Guest Posing in the segment shot from left of center. Special thanks to Tom Caterino for providing some of these historic segments.

**Wayne’s HARD NEWS REPORT on the background behind the shooting of this DVD.


1972 Pumping & Posing on Wanstead Heath, London in his best ever shape, 2 days after the Essen Mr Olympia.
1977 Pumping & Posing pool side in Paris on the day after he won the WABBA Pro World.

The Sergio DVD also contains the following major scenes from:
Contests or Guest Posing:
1966 AAU Mr America
1966 Mr Olympia
1967 Mr Olympia
1968 Mr Olympia
1968 Guest Posing in CA
1969 Mr Olympia
1970 Mr Olympia
1971 NABBA Pro Mr Universe
1971 Guest Posing at the Mr Olympia in Paris plus training
1972 Mr Olympia
1973 Guest Posing at the WBBG Mr America/Mr World
1974 Guest posing in Australia
1974 Guest Posing at a WBGG event in NY
1975 Guest Posing in Mexico
1976 Mr Olympus, WBBG
1976 Guest Posing at AFAB/IFBB Mr USA in Oakland, CA
1977 WABBA Pro World, Paris
1984 Mr Olympia
1984 Guest Posing in Europe
1985 Mr Olympia
1985 Guest Posing at IFBB Mr Germany
Sergio’s interview at his home including posing clips to open the DVD.
1985 Workout highlights.
1995 Mr Olympia – Past Olympia Winner’s Reunion.
2003 Mr Olympia – Interview at the Expo.
2004 Mr Olympia – “FLEX” Hall of Fame award presentation at the Expo.
2007 Ironage Reunion dinner – Photos only.

Photos: Front cover photo by Artie Zeller. Other photos by Wayne Gallasch and Wag Bennett.
Click here to see Sergio’s complete contest history. Click here to read John Hansen’s review of this DVD.


July 4, 1941 – November 12, 2012.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Sergio Oliva. Universally known as “The Myth”, Sergio won three consecutive Mr. Olympia titles from 1967-1969.
His great rivalry with Arnold Schwarzenegger will go down as probably the greatest rivalry in the history of bodybuilding. See my PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO SERGIO OLIVA here with my first and last photos of him.