It Could've Been Me!

That was Iraqi bodybuilder Ali al-Gaiyar's first reaction to the news that his onetime rival in iron pumping, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had been elected Governor of California. In 1966 al-Gaiyar beat Arnie at the world amateur championships in Berlin. The two became friendly but eventually went their separate ways. Here's a look at how al-Gaiyar and the Governator matched up over the years.

--By Simon Robinson


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