History

The Lifting Contest At The Panama-Pacific Fair – Strength Magazine – September, 1915

When the Olympic Games were revived about fifteen years ago, the program included two lifting events : the first was a One-Hand Lift above the head with a short-handle dumbbell, and the second was a Two-Hand Lift above the head with a bar-bell. At the first meet in Athens both lifts were won by Elliott, the giant English amateur. When the games were held in St. Louis, I believe both events were won by Fred Winter, of New York, there being no foreign contestants. At the third meet in Athens, I cannot recall the winners, but I have an impression that the Two-Hand event was won by Tofolas, the Greek champion, and the One-Hand event by Schneidereit, the German amateur.

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