Albert Maes

Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by John Wood

Albert Maes was a Belgian weightlifter who competed in the featherweight class in both the 1924 Paris and 1928 Amsterdam Olympic games (finishing 13th and tied for 17th, respectively.) Interestingly, the 1924 games were the last to have five competitive lifts, so the one-hand snatch and one-hand clean and jerk are listed among his totals. Once his competitive weightlifting career came to an end, Maes “ran out and joined the circus” and became a performing strongmen where his specialty was bending and scrolling steel bars into interesting shapes.
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