Mr. Olympia - 1970-1975, 1980
Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Born: July 30, 1947, Thal, Austria.
Nicknames: The Oak, The Austrian Oak, The Olympian, The King, Champ, Arnie, Schwarzie, Arnold Strong
Location: Los Angeles, California USA
Off Season Weight: Around 260 lbs | Competition Weight: Around 235 lbs
Height: 6'2" | Arms: 22" | Chest: 57" | Waist: 34" | Thighs: 28.5" | Calves: 20"
Official website: Schwarzenegger.com
Arnold's father Gustav was a former military officer who later became a police officer. Arnold's mother Aurelia and his father raised him in a very strict catholic home.
Arnold had a one year old other brother, Meinhard, who died in a car accident when he was in his twenties.
The name Schwarzenegger means black plowman/ploughman.
Arnold Schwarzenegger started his career in Graz, Austria, with only one thing in view: the Mr. Universe title. The costs to be a member of a sports school were too high, so he equipped his own sports room in the basement of his parent's home. But in 1961 he met Kurt Marnul, the former Mr. Austria. Marnul was impressed of Arnold's body and asked him to train in the Atletic Union in Graz. Arnold began his intense and extensive training.
In 1965 he enlisted in the Austrian army (he served one year as a tank driver), but to compete in Stuttgart, Arnold had to go A.W.O.L and because of that, he was jailed when he came back. He won the competition in Stuttgart and he was awarded the title Jr. Mr. Europe. By the age of twenty he was named Mr. Germany and Mr. Universe. Later he won many other titles and he decided to try his luck somewhere else. After following some English lessons and after a job as roadworker in Santa Monica, California, he got the offer to play the leading part in the documentary Stay Hungry. The role brought in a Golden Globe Award and meant the start of a spectacular, successful career.
He's married to the American TV-presenter Maria Owings Shriver (in 1986). They have four children: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Christopher Sergant Schwarzenegger (born: September 27th , 1997).
Arnold Schwarzenegger owns Oak Productions, Schatzi on Main, World Gym Enterprises, Planet Hollywood, Inc. (major co-owner), and All Star Fitness Products.
Jim Lorimer and Arnold are responsible for the Arnold Classic Pro Bodybuilding & Fitness
shows, which has been held for the last 10 years in Columbus, Ohio, usually
in March. At the Arnold Classic 1997, he received the IFBB Gold Order Award,
proclaiming him the greatest bodybuilder of the 20th century.
Arnold is probably the most famous bodybuilder of all time, the man who brought bodybuilding into the national spotlight, and mass recognition. In January 1999, he was inducted
into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilders Hall of Fame. Arnold also headed the
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport. From 2003 - California
Arnold Schwarzenegger was called by the Guiness Book of World Records, "the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world."
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1974 Mr. Olympia - 1st
1973 Mr. Olympia - 1st
1972 Mr. Olympia - 1st
1971 Mr. Olympia - 1st
1970 Mr. Olympia - 1st
1970 AAU Mr. World Professional - 1st
1970 NABBA Mr. Universe Pro - 1st
1969 Mr. Europe Professional - 1st
1969 NABBA Mr. Universe Pro - 1st
1969 Mr. Olympia - 2nd
1969 IFBB Mr. Universe Pro - 1st
1968 IFBB Mr. International - 1st
1968 IFBB Mr. Universe tall - 1st
1968 IFBB Mr. Universe - 2nd Overall
1968 NABBA Mr. Universe Pro - 1st
1967 NABBA Mr. Universe Amateur - 1st
1966 Mr. Universe Amateur Tall - 2nd
1966 Best Built Man of Europe - 1st
1966 Mr. Europe Amateur - 1st
1965 Jr. Mr. Europe - 1st
1965 Mr. Styria - 1st
1964 Mr. Austria - 3rd
1964 Jr. Mr. Austria - 1st
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