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Charles Rigoulot
Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot made this most interesting cover of the December, 1934 issue of the French magazine Je Sais Tout. Rigoulot was a well-known figure at the time. After having won the Gold Medal at the 1924 Olympics, Rigoulot turned professional in 1932 and performed as...

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Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot was one of France’s greatest weightlifters and easily one of the strongest men of all time. He won a Gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games, Cleaned and Jerked the famous Apollon Wheels and could snatch 255 pounds with one arm. After his weightlifting...

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John Davis and the Apollon Wheels

John Davis and the Apollon Wheels

On September 13th, 1949 the American Olympic Weightlifting Champion John Davis succeeded in cleaning and jerking the famous Apollon Wheels. In doing so, he became just the third man to put them overhead, joining the French Champion Charles Rigoulot and Apollon...

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Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

After Charles Rigoulot’s competitive weightlifting career came to an end, he still found ways to use his great strength to his advantage. Rigoulot worked as a circus strongman, wrestled, and raced cars but he ended up having the most success in the theatre where his...

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Charles Rigoulot Wrestling Poster

Charles Rigoulot Wrestling Poster

Here’s a rare show bill from back in December of 1946 when Charles Rigoulot took on the British champion Anaconda in a catch wrestling bout at the Palais de la Mutualite (which is still around, by the way). The undercard featuring Andre Drapp, a wrestler with a very...

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Tag:
Charles Rigoulot
Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot made this most interesting cover of the December, 1934 issue of the French magazine Je Sais Tout. Rigoulot was a well-known figure at the time. After having won the Gold Medal at the 1924 Olympics, Rigoulot turned professional in 1932 and performed as...

read more
Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot

Charles Rigoulot was one of France’s greatest weightlifters and easily one of the strongest men of all time. He won a Gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games, Cleaned and Jerked the famous Apollon Wheels and could snatch 255 pounds with one arm. After his weightlifting...

read more
John Davis and the Apollon Wheels

John Davis and the Apollon Wheels

On September 13th, 1949 the American Olympic Weightlifting Champion John Davis succeeded in cleaning and jerking the famous Apollon Wheels. In doing so, he became just the third man to put them overhead, joining the French Champion Charles Rigoulot and Apollon...

read more
Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

After Charles Rigoulot’s competitive weightlifting career came to an end, he still found ways to use his great strength to his advantage. Rigoulot worked as a circus strongman, wrestled, and raced cars but he ended up having the most success in the theatre where his...

read more
Charles Rigoulot Wrestling Poster

Charles Rigoulot Wrestling Poster

Here’s a rare show bill from back in December of 1946 when Charles Rigoulot took on the British champion Anaconda in a catch wrestling bout at the Palais de la Mutualite (which is still around, by the way). The undercard featuring Andre Drapp, a wrestler with a very...

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