“Mighty” Mike Quinn, the skilled bodybuilding star from the Nineteen Eighties, has died on the age of 61. Quinn’s sister, Kellie, confirmed his passing in a Fb put up on Could 30, 2023. The put up didn’t embody when Quinn died however mentioned it was after affected by an undisclosed sickness.
In line with Muscle Reminiscence, Quinn was born on Nov. 18, 1961. He made his bodybuilding debut on the 1981 AAU Mr. America, the place he received the general Teen title and positioned tenth within the heavyweight class. Quinn started competing on the nationwide beginner degree one 12 months later and earned his IFBB professional card by profitable the 1987 NPC USA general championship. He made his professional debut that very same 12 months, putting fourth within the Detroit Professional Championships.
Quinn competed 10 instances in 1988. He positioned within the prime seven in all of these reveals, culminating with a sixth-place end in his first Mr. Olympia contest. Lee Haney received that present, marking his fifth of eight Sandow trophies.
Quinn returned to the Olympia in each 1989 and 1990, putting seventh and eleventh in these years, respectively. Despite the fact that he by no means received a professional present, Quinn appeared continuously on journal covers and developed a global fanbase.
In 1991, a number of bodybuilding stars, together with Quinn, left the IFBB for Vince McMahon’s World Bodybuilding Federation. Quinn solely competed in a single present below the WBF banner — a Twelfth-place end on the WBF Grand Prix. The corporate folded inside one 12 months, and Quinn utilized to return to the IFBB.
Quinn appeared once more on an IFBB stage in 1993, putting outdoors the highest 15 on the Night time of Champions. He improved to fifth place on the 1994 Night time of Champions and appeared in his last Mr. Olympia look that 12 months, ending outdoors the highest 15.
After 5 years away from the stage, Quinn returned for 2 reveals in 1999, rating outdoors the highest 15 on the Night time of Champions and World Professional Championships. As soon as he stepped away for good, Quinn stayed concerned with the game from the surface till his last years.
Mike Quinn is survived by his mom and sister, amongst different members of the family.
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