4.Franco Columbo was although only 5’4 in height but still managed to achieve success.
He was from Italy and won fifth position in the inaugural ‘World’s Strongest Man Competition’.
He was a long time training partner and close friend of Arnold. They have been training together since decade and can still be seen going to the gym together.
Arnold won the Mr Olympia title in 1980, he won the title 1981.
He was known as the ‘The Giant Killer’ and was also the best man in Arnold’s marriage. Arnold and Franco remained true friends till today and at one point Arnold even helped him in finding acting roles.