Columbus, Ohio - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was a huge hit when he stopped by the weightlifting competition today at the Arnold Fitness Weekend, extolling the benefits of the sport and greeting the distinguished guests at the event.
With a little help from Chinese weightlifting coach Chen Wenbin, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger autographs Zhang Guozheng's sweatshirt. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Governor Schwarzenegger explained how he enjoyed weightlifting as a young man and how pleased he was to see the sport now be a part of the Arnold Fitness Weekend.
Governor Schwarzenegger explained the great benefits he saw of the weightlifting and asked Olympic gold medalist Zhang Guozheng to demonstrate a snatch, as he enthusiastically described the lift.
Zhang and his fellow Olympic gold medalist Shi Zhiyong had demonstrated the snatch on the main expo stage earlier today and tomorrow at about 10:00 am, also on the main expo stage, they will likely produce some gasps of amazement when they exhibit their skills in the clean and jerk.