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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Being a healthy and dynamic teenager in his youth, Arnold played many sports. One of the fundamental activities he participated in was football. His father urged him to play as many sports as a possible.

When his soccer coach took him to the gym at age 14, Arnold had his absolute first encounter with a set of weights. This was the start for the Austrian Oak, and was something that would shape and change his entire life eternity.

His drive, ambition, and skill to visualize his goals and transform them into a reality would make him into a success.

Training with the best like Reg Park and mentor Bennett helped Arnold to expand his size and muscular definition tremendously. He won the Mr. Universe title for the very absolute first time at the age of 20. This made Arnie the youngest ever winner in the history of bodybuilding, and he’d also go on to win Mr. Universe a further three times.

In 1970 at the age of 23 at the time, he became the youngest ever Mr. Olympia winner up to that point.

And he went on to win Mr. Olympia for a consecutive six times, all the way from 1970-1975. Then, after beating Franco Columbo (who later became his best friend, business partner, and training buddy) he announced his retirement from the sport of bodybuilding.

With Arnold’s world famous focus, drive, and determination, that he’s used his entire life to win and succeed. He made the decision he was going to win the 1980 Olympia.

At the same time of the event, Arnold was hired to provide color commentary for network television, when he announced to the world at the very last minute he was going to compete for the Olympia. Upon winning the Olympia for a seventh time, Arnold retired from competing permanently.

He was appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by President George H.W. Bush. Arnold served from 1990 to 1993 and became Chairman of California Governor’s Council on the Physical Fitness and Sports under the Governor of the time, Pete Wilson. In 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger became appointed the 38th Governor of California. His relationship with politics started years earlier when he married his now-separated wife, Maria Shriver, who’s a connection to the Kennedy family.

After a long and busy 7 years of governing the state of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger concluded the time had come to step down at the end of his second term. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, took over from Arnold on January 2nd, 2011.

While Schwarzenegger was governor, he was known for pushing environmental issues, calling for measures to be set in place for greener communities, and cleaner sources of fuel to be utilized in transportation.


Bodybuilding Competitions

• 1963 Steirer Hof Competition in Graz, Austria (runner-up).
• 1965 Junior Mr. Europe in Germany
• 1966 Best-Built Athlete of Europe in Germany
• 1966 International Powerlifting Championship in Germany
• 1966 Mr. Europe – amateur in Germany.
• 1966 NABBA Mr. Universe – amateur in London, England
• 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe – amateur in London, England
• 1968 German Powerlifting Championship in Germany
• 1968 IFBB Mr. International in Tijuana, Mexico
• 1968 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
• 1968 IFBB Mr. Universe in Miami, Florida (tall class winner)
• 1969 IFBB Mr. Universe in New York
• 1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York (2nd place to Sergio Olivia)
• 1969 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
• 1969 IFBB Mr. Europe – professional in Germany
• 1970 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
• 1970 AAU Pro Mr. World in Columbus, Ohio
• 1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
• 1971 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Paris, France
• 1972 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Essen, Germany
• 1973 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
• 1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York
• 1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Pretoria, South Africa
• 1980 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Sydney, Australia

Awards and honors

• Seven-time Mr. Olympia winner
• Four-time Mr. Universe winner
• 1969 World Amateur Bodybuilding Champion
• 1977 Golden Globe Award winner
• Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
• International Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
• WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2015)
• Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy (part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California) named in his honor
• Arnold’s Run ski trail at Sun Valley Resort named in his honor. The trail is categorized as a black diamond (high difficulty level)
• “A Day for Arnold” on July 30, 2007, in Thal, Austria

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Austrian, American


Bodybuilder, Actor, Movie Star, Producer, Activist, Businessman, Inventor, Writer, Politician


Bodybuilder, Male, Actor, Movie Star, Producer, Activist, Businessman, Inventor, Writer, Politician



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