Sonny Schmidt

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Sonny Schmidt was a New Zealand-born professional bodybuilder.


He was born Edmond Alten Schmidt on 9 September 1953[1] or 19 September 1953.[2] He grew up in Western Samoa. He later lived in Melbourne, Australia and travelled frequently to the United States for competitions.

He placed in many events between 1989 and 1999. A highlight for him was when he won the 1995 Masters Olympia. He was 5'10" and weighed 240 pounds at competition weight.[2] He was arrested in 2000 on allegations that he assisted Australian drug lord Tony Mokbel to import cocaine from Mexico City into Australia.[3] Schmidt was a born-again Christian.[2]


He died on 25 January 2004 from cancer.[2]


  1. ^ "Schmidt, Sonny". Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Schmaltz, Jim (April 2004). "Remembering Sonny: Masters Olympia champ Sonny Schmidt dies of cancer at age 50". Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ The trial of Tony Mokbel