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Vienna Austria
Franz Föttinger

Franz Föttinger

In 1896, amateur strength specialist Franz Föttinger of Vienna performed a remarkable feat. He had two large wooden blocks attached to each other with a cord. The lower block also had some additional weights attached to it. On the top of the upper block, an ordinary...

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George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

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Tag:
Vienna Austria
Franz Föttinger

Franz Föttinger

In 1896, amateur strength specialist Franz Föttinger of Vienna performed a remarkable feat. He had two large wooden blocks attached to each other with a cord. The lower block also had some additional weights attached to it. On the top of the upper block, an ordinary...

read more
George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

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