Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by John Wood
Milo Brinn (born Luigi Borra) performed feats of strength and took on all comers as a wrestler at the famous Folies Berger in Paris. Brinn’s act at the Folies consisted of tumbling and gymnastics, hand balancing, figure display, heavy juggling and feats of supporting and carrying weights. He could perform a crucifix with 66lb. in each hand and could do a one-leg squat holding 60 kg.
As a wrestler, Brinn won the amateur world’s title in 1887 and supposedly once defeated Sandow in a match.