Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by John Wood
Milo of Crotona, who lived during the 6th century B.C., was the greatest of the ancient Greek Athletes.
He was a six-time wrestling Champion in the ancient Olympic Games and his strength was legendary.
Milo built his strength with an unusual method: Each day he would carry a new-born calf and, as the calf grew larger, so did Milo’s strength.
Eventually Milo was able to carry a full-grown bull the length of the stadium. The stamp above features Milo holding apart a split tree and was created in honor of the 1924 Olympic Games, held in Paris, France (where Charles Rigoulot won the heavyweight-class gold medal.)