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Berry de聽Mey Biography

Berry de聽Mey was born on February 23, 1962 in Rotterdam, a city in South Holland, the Netherlands, which has the largest cargo port in Europe. De Mey or The Flexing Dutchman, as was his moniker, broke into bodybuilding competition in 1980 at 18聽years of age. In the early 1980s, De Mey won聽many national and international bodybuilding competitions聽and by聽1985 he became world champion by beating London at the World Games among other rivals from the USA and Russia. De Mey achieved his greatest success at the 1989聽IFBB Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition聽in Los Angeles, winning a bronze behind聽Lee Haney and second place finisher聽Rich Gaspari. In 1991 Berry de Mey joined WWF wrestling promoter Vince McMahon’s newly formed聽World Bodybuilding Federation where he took 3rd in their Grand Prix competition. The WBF folded after two events and De Mey went back to Weider’s IFBB for two more contests before retiring at age 32. What is now called the WWE was called the WWF聽until聽May 5, 2002聽when聽they launched their聽“Get The F Out” marketing campaign and changed all references from聽“WWF” to “WWE” due to a聽legal “initialism” conflict with the World Wildlife Fund, or WWF)

One of De Mey’s amazing victories was the 1982聽IFBB Mr. Europe when he聽won the title as a junior (20 years old only) in the seniors category heavyweights category. As of this writing, 聽Arnold Schwarzenegger and Berry de Mey are the only bodybuilders to have achieved聽this.

De Mey was inducted聽to the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2008 and in 2011 he founded his own food supplement company, Berry de Mey Nutrition.

Berry De Mey remains聽one of the uncommon bodybuilders who is over six feet in height,聽has a Hollywood looks, and an aesthetic frame.聽聽An interesting side note is that the people of聽De Mey’s聽Holland have an average male height of over six feet where as American’s average male height is 5’9″.聽What’s amazing is that聽average male height in Holland,聽according to military records,聽has gained 20 cm (eight inches) in the last 150 years. The reason is not clearly known at this point聽and may require a separate Built Report article(here).

Berry De mey’s聽contest history is here.

Berry DeMey Bodybuilding Contest Results


Mr Holland – NPBO, Junior, 2nd
Holland Hercules – NPBO, Junior, 1st
Holland Iron Man – NPBO, Junior, 1st


European Championships – WABBA, Junior, 3rd
Mr Holland – BBBN, Junior, 1st


European Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st
Holland Grand Prix – NBBF, HeavyWeight, 1st


World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd


World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd


Olympia – IFBB, 6th
World Games, HeavyWeight, 1st
World Games, Overall Winner


Night of Champions – IFBB, 6th
Olympia – IFBB, 5th


Grand Prix France – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Germany (2) – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 6th
Olympia – IFBB, 6th


Grand Prix England – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Greece – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Italy – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Spain (2) – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 3rd


Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 4th


WBF Grand Prix – WBF, 3rd


Night of Champions – IFBB, 10th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 15th

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