History

Weight Lifting as a Sport in Germany – Strength Magazine – June, 1925

There is no other place in the world where heavy athletics are practiced and appreciated as much as in Germany. For in that country “heavy athletics,” as they term the sport of weight lifting, is an integral part of existence, and this is undoubtedly the reason why Germany produces at the present time prodigies of physical might and bodily perfection every bit as good as it did in the past, In fact, their present day performances prove that their standard of records is even better today than it has ever been, although their heavyweights did not do as well as they have previously done.

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