Lee Haney is a professional bodybuilder, world record holder in the number of victories in the competitions “Mr. Olympia”.
Born on 11 November 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Education in the biography of Lee Haney was received at Spartanburg College. He was fond of sports since childhood, and when he was a student he was a member of the college football team.
Taking bodybuilding, Lee already in 1979 was the first in the competition “Mr. America” for teens. In 1982, he managed to take the first place in the amateur world championship in the category of heavy weight. In 1983, he won several prizes at various Grand Prix: England, Las Vegas, Sweden, Switzerland. In 1983, Hayney participated in the competition “Mr. Olympia”, becoming only the third. In the same year he took third place at the World Championship among professionals.
For the first time in his biography, Lee Haney became the first in the competition “Mr. Olympia” in 1984. Since then, he became a winner in 1984-1991. In the history of bodybuilding, Lee Haney came in as the first athlete who won the most prestigious competition eight times – “Mr. Olympia”. This record was repeated only by Ronnie Coleman, who in 2005 also won the eighth victory.
In 1998, Bill Clinton appointed Lee Haney chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Council.