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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA
Nickname Golden Eagle
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Platz is professional actor and bodybuilder. Known as Golden Eagle. Tacitly considered uncrowned Mr. Olympia 1981. In 1965, Thomas was 10 years old when he began to train, his parents bought him Joe Weider's guide in training along with full equipment. According to the athlete, when he first felt the bar in his hands, his life changed. The boy followed every word of the manual, devoting all his free time to training. Soon he caught the eye of a magazine with photographs of Dave Draper, and Tom firmly decided to devote his life to bodybuilding. Moving to California, Tom accidentally settled near Draper and often practiced with the idol of his childhood. Thomas managed to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's student, he learned to plan his actions from him. Debuting on the amateur world championship in 1978, which took place in Acapulco, Mexico Platz took 1st place in the middle weight category and won the "Absolute category". In the following 1979, participated in the tournament Mr. Olympia, he took 8th place. At the "World Championship Pro" in 1980, Platz took second place, letting forward Jusup Wilkosz. The best result of Tom in the competitive career was 3rd place on Mr. Olympia in 1981. Tom Platz finished his sport's career in 1987. After the completion of his career, the sportsman began to act in films. Was a bodybuilding coach, in addition, in the "International Association of Sports Science" Tom Platz took the chair of the head of the bodybuilding department.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

Spouse (1)

Cha Nikito-Platz (? - present)

Trivia (7)

His best placing at the Mr. Olympia was 3rd, in 1981.
Was a competitive bodybuilder during the late seventies and eighties.
Is best known for his massive leg development.
Lives in Southern California, where he runs a fitness consultation business with his wife, Cha. He is also one of the most sought after guest speakers in the world of bodybuilding, nutrition and general fitness. [October 2007]
Tom's extreme training sessions were known for their intensity. While doing squats with the barbell, Tom took a weight of 260 kg and squatted until the muscles of his legs completely failured. At his own weight of 104 kg, Tom squatted with 286 kg 15 times, with 158 kg 52 times and held 225 kg for 10 minutes on straight legs.
Despite the fact that the last time he participated in Olympia in 1986, his name is known to every real fan of bodybuilding.
The predominance over the rest of the figure development of Platz's legs was the reason for criticism addressed to him by Joe Weider and other people from IFBB.

Personal Quotes (2)

"Bodybuilders were one family, with their friction, but with their shared love - bodybuilding".
If you have a dream - follow it. I worked with people like Donald Trump, talked with Arnold Schwarzenegger a lot ... And do you know what distinguishes them from everyone else? This is that they absolutely do not want to see the limit of their capabilities. Please remember this! And make every effort to realize your dream!

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