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Hermann Gorner, when weighing a muscular 245 pounds

Photo of Herman Goerner in a most muscular pose with the description: Hermann Gorner, when weighing a muscular 245 pounds (1926). Look at those wonderful arms! Among many other feats of grip-strength, Gorner still (after over 55 years!) holds the world record in the One Hand Dead Lift, with 727 1/2 pounds — a performance rating a fantastic 1093 points. This photograph was taken in South Africa, and was given to me by Gorner’s mentor, the late Tromp van Diggelen, of Cape Town.

Hermann Gorner, when weighing a muscular 245 pounds

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