By Kunle Adedoyin
71-year-old American actor and politician, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was jolted on Saturday when he was attacked in South Africa.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked by a South African, who tried a flying double kick to hit his back as he was in snap chat video of a gymnastic competition. The unknown person broke into the security and proceeded to kick him in the back in the full glare of everyone who was either competing or watching. The attacker was promptly arrested. The attack took everyone by surprise but security operatives where equal to the game as they promptly pinned down and took the attacker away.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in South Africa to attend and promote the annual Arnold Classic Africa when he was attacked in Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday.
Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and power lifter. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on the sport.
The Arnold Sports Festival, considered the second most important professional bodybuilding event in recent years, is named after him. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, as well as the sport’s most charismatic ambassador.
Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. His breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, a box-office hit that resulted in a sequel. In 1984, he appeared in the title role of James Cameron’s critically and commercially successful science-fiction thriller film, The Terminator.
He subsequently played a similar Terminator character in most of the franchise’s later installments, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and Terminator Genisys (2015).