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|Francesco (alias “Franco”) Columbu|
|— Bodybuilder —|
|Nickname||The Sardinian Samson|
|Birthday/Birthplace||(1941-08-07) August 7, 1941
Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||Contest: 185 lb (84 kg)|
|Pro-debut||1968 Mr. Universe, 1968|
|Best win||IFBB Mr. Olympia 1976, 1981,|
|Predecessor||Arnold Schwarzenegger (1975, 1980)|
|Successor||Frank Zane (1977)
Chris Dickerson (1982)
Franco Columbu (Ollolai, province of Nuoro, August 7, 1941) is a former bodybuilder and former actor of Italian origin. He won the title of Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981.
He was known in bodybuilding as The Sardinian Strongman, the second European bodybuilder to win the Mister Olympia competition, after the Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Franco Columbu’s Biography
Columbu was born in Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy. Beginning his sports career as a boxer, Columbu made progress in the Olympic sport of weightlifting and bodybuilding after winning the title of Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981.
Columbu is a good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he met in Munich in 1965 and participated in several bodybuilding competitions internationally. For the competitions of Mister Olympia, he competed in the category of 200 pounds (90.7 kg), while Schwarzenegger was in the category of more than 200 pounds.
Columbu served as godfather at the wedding of Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver in 1986, both came to the United States by bodybuilding guru Joe Weider in 1969. The two European bodybuilders started a masonry business called the European Brick Works in 1969 , according to a report published by the American newspaper The New York Times.
Franco Columbu Net Worth – $10 Million
More Facts about Franco Columbu
|Whole Name||Franco Columbu|
|AKA(s)||Franco Columbu, Columbu, Franco|
|Born/Where||Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy|
|Born||August 07, 1941|
|His/Her Height||5′ 5″ (1.65 m)|
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