When news broke of bodybuilding great Andreas Münzer's untimely death, yet another shadow of doubt was cast over competitive bodybuilding, another pounding blow was delivered squarely between the eyes of a sport that had received much criticism regarding its alleged close association with the dangerous and abusive use, by its athletes, of anabolic steroids and related "bodybuilding" drugs.
Andreas' death confirmed in the minds of many skeptics the belief that professional bodybuilding, and by implication the general bodybuilding population, was fraught with drug abuse, that those who trained with weights specifically to build their bodies were on a suicide mission of self-destruction by virtue of the consumption of "drugs" required to complete the transformation process.
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On March 14, 1996, the bodybuilding world awoke to the devastating news that one of its own had died under the most tragic of circumstances.
Competing in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic bodybuilding event six times consecutively strongly suggested that this was the contest Andreas was gunning for.
Chodyra, 46, of, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, admitted rape on August 6.
She asked him what he was doing there and he repeatedly told her that he wanted to have sex with her.
Mr Lowe said: 'She did not think for one moment that he was serious.
It is clear bodybuilding drugs were a factor, but is this the whole story?
And why did Andreas die when so many of his peers continued to compete—some even to this day—with apparent impunity?