Arnold’s fit­ness fes­ti­val hits Hong Kong

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

HOL­LY­WOOD ac­tion hero Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger launched a new sports fes­ti­val in Hong Kong on Fri­day, telling the stressed-out city to re­mem­ber to bal­ance mind and body.

The Arnold Clas­sic Asia Multi-Sport Fes­ti­val in­cluded demon­stra­tions and com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing arm wrestling, body­build­ing and skate­board­ing – but also fea­tured more cere­bral pas­times such as chess and Ru­bik’s Cube.

Hong Kong is the first city in Asia to host the event, which is al­ready held in other con­ti­nents.

Asked how par­ents in the hot­house city should en­cour­age their chil­dren to do sports as well as study, Sch­warzeneg­ger said, “Un­til you’re 6 feet un­der, you have to work on your body. But you also have to work on your mind.

“If you look in the mir­ror at night you should be able to say, ‘To­day I learned a whole bunch of new things.’”

The former body­build­ing cham­pion and gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia told re­porters he still gets up at 5am ev­ery day to go to the gym and work out.

“You have a choice to live or to just ex­ist,” he said.

Sch­warzeneg­ger, 69, will take over from pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump as host of the new US “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice” tele­vi­sion series, set to be broad­cast early next year.

A long-time Repub­li­can, Sch­warzeneg­ger backed Trump’s ri­val John Ka­sich in Cal­i­for­nia’s Repub­li­can pri­mary ear­lier this year, which Trump won.

He is yet to say whether he will en­dorse Trump for the pres­i­dency. –

Photo: AFP

Body­builders wait to be ogled at the Arnold Clas­sic Asia Multi-Sport Fes­ti­val.

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