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Ronnie Coleman
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Coleman

Ronald Dean Coleman (born May 13, 1964 in Bastrop, Louisiana) is a retired American professional bodybuilder who holds the record of eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia, a title he shares with Lee Haney.

Biography

Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins as a professional bodybuilder, Coleman holds the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 wins. He broke the previous record (held by Vince Taylor at 22 wins) in Moscow on November 5, 2004.

Coleman graduated from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1986 with a degree in accounting[citation needed]. While attending Coleman also played football with the GSU Tigers under famous coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, Coleman became a police officer.

Coleman supports the Inner City Games, an organization that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger co-founded in 1991. He was the recipient of the 2001 Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate Award from Texas Governor Rick Perry for outstanding achievements in bodybuilding and for the promotion of physical fitness.

Coleman entered the 2006 Mr. Olympia on September 30, 2006 with the purpose of breaking the record of eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, which he shares with Lee Haney, but finished second to Jay Cutler. He placed 4th in 2007 and announced his retirement from further Mr. Olympia competitions. Although stating his retirement from the Olympia stage, he may still, in fact, present himself on another bodybuilding stage.

On June 30, 2009 on MuscleSport Radio, Coleman stated that he will compete in the 2010 Mr. Olympia competition. Coleman also indicated that he will not participate in the 2009 Mr. Olympia competition for lack of preparation time.

Personal life

Ronnie Coleman was married for the first time at the age of 43 to Rouaida Christine Achkar in December 2007. He also has two daughters, Jamilleah and Valencia Daniel.

Bodybuilding titles

* 1990 Mr. Texas (Heavyweight & Overall)
* 1991 World Amateur Championships (Heavyweight)
* 1991 Mr.Universe
* 1995 Canada Pro Cup
* 1996 Canada Pro Cup
* 1997 Grand Prix Russia
* 1998 Night of Champions
* 1998 Toronto Pro Invitational
* 1998 Mr. Olympia
* 1998 Grand Prix Finland
* 1998 Grand Prix Germany
* 1999 Mr. Olympia
* 1999 World Pro Championships
* 1999 Grand Prix England
* 2000 Mr. Olympia
* 2000 Grand Prix England
* 2000 World Pro Championships
* 2001 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
* 2001 Mr. Olympia
* 2001 New Zealand Grand Prix
* 2002 Mr. Olympia
* 2002 Grand Prix Holland
* 2003 Mr. Olympia
* 2003 Grand Prix Russia
* 2004 Mr. Olympia
* 2004 Grand Prix England
* 2004 Grand Prix Holland
* 2004 Grand Prix Russia
* 2005 Mr. Olympia

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