The Arnold Strongman Classic is one of the highest profile events featuring strength athletes in the world. Created by Dr. Terry Todd, it is an offshoot of the Arnold Sports Festival which takes place annually in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Instead of focusing on endurance, speed and athleticism like the World’s Strongest Man, the competition is geared toward the heaviest instruments in the world to find out who truly is the strongest man.
With success in the unprecedented number of competitors, the Arnold Classic Europe was, for the third consecutive year, a festival of a very high competitive level in all IFBB amateur categories.
With the delight of all present, and as we can see in the photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rafael Santonja came onstage for the official opening of the event where the absolute Bodybuilding Champion was Sandro Hoter (Switzerland) from the over 100KG category.