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Swedish Strongman
Axle Öfverstén

Axle Öfverstén

Another look at the great Swedish strongman Axle Öfverstén lifting an excellent globe barbell. Of note is the extremely thick handle on the other globe barbell pictured. This picture dates to 1889.

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Anders Andersson

Anders Andersson

Anders Andersson is another example in the long line of great strongmen from Sweden. And like many other strongmen of the time, he also wrestled — and excelled in both disciplines. On the mat, at times he was known as “The Terrible Swede.” Andersson’s most famous...

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Tag:
Swedish Strongman
Axle Öfverstén

Axle Öfverstén

Another look at the great Swedish strongman Axle Öfverstén lifting an excellent globe barbell. Of note is the extremely thick handle on the other globe barbell pictured. This picture dates to 1889.

read more
Anders Andersson

Anders Andersson

Anders Andersson is another example in the long line of great strongmen from Sweden. And like many other strongmen of the time, he also wrestled — and excelled in both disciplines. On the mat, at times he was known as “The Terrible Swede.” Andersson’s most famous...

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