Francesco Maria Columbu was known as the Franco Columba and born in Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy on August 7, 1941, and was died on 30 August 2019 at San Teodoro, Sardinia. He was the famous Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, author, actor and a very close friend of Arnold Schewanger, actually, both trained very well and supported each other during preparations.
How Tall was Franco?
He was known as the best boxer as well, Columbu won his first Mr. Olympia in 1976 and last was on in 1981. He also completed in the inaugural edition of the World’s Strongest Man in 1977 at fifth position. He is the author of numerous fitness-related books and acted in several movies as well, He was given the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2001 and also received the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.