The Terminator has introduced the Herminator to America.

Hermann Maier, the Austrian who won two gold medals at the Winter Olympics, joined actor Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.""He's a countryman and a friend of mine," Schwarzenegger said. "He's one of the greatest athletes of all times. He's a man that is courageous. He's determined."

A brief clip was shown of the skier's 90 mph tumble down the slopes during an Olympic down-hill race.

"The fall would kill every one of us here. This guy gets up, looks in the camera and says, `I'll be back.' That's why they call him the Herminator," Schwar-zenegger said, borrowing a line he used in the movie "The Terminator."