Batta

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by John Wood
Charles Estienne, or or, as he was more commonly known “Batta” was an oldtime strongman famous for his incredible grip strength. Standing at 5’10” and a bodyweight of around 190 pounds, Batta was the only man who duplicated one of the Apollon’s greatest feats: the lifting of four 44-pound blockweights overhead — each tied to a finger of one hand. It was also written that Batta cleaned (but did not jerk) Apollon’s famous railroad wheels – an incredible feat in its own right, but even more so due to his light bodyweight.
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