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Herman Gorner, a great all-around strongman of Germany

Photo of Herman Goerner on his back, lifting a plan with 16 men sitting on it with his arms and legs with the description: Hermann Gorner, a great all-around strongman of Germany, supporting on his feet a heavy plank and 16 men, a total weight of approximately 2700 pounds. His record support in this feat was 24 men and 4123 pounds, which he did as one of his regular circus performances in London, on October 12, 1927. Gorner was supreme in grip-strength.

Herman Gorner, a great all-around strongman of Germany

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