British Champion T.W. Clarke

…The 11 stone British Amateur Weightlifting Champion of 1913, T.W. Clarke is shown here on the cover of the February, 1933 issue of Strength and Health Magazine (Making…

1932 Olympic Weightlifting Event Ticket Stub

…the middleweight class with a 345.0 kg total (also an Olympic record) and Jaroslav Skobla, the Czechoslovakian champion take the Gold in the heavyweights with a 380.0 kg total….

Schemansky Stalks The Bar…

…career: Olympic Champion – 1952 Olympic Games, Helsinki Silver Medal – 1948 Olympic Games, London Bronze Medal – 1960, Rome, 1964, Tokyo World Champion (1951, 1953, and 1954) 1955 Pan…

1924 Olympic Globe Barbells

Olympic games in Paris, France, the last time that this choice was available. The great French champion Charles Rigoulot won the Gold medal in the heavyweight class, and, interestingly, was…

Elliot’s Swing

…Heavy supporting feats were popular with many oldtime strongmen and here’s an interesting one performed by British strength athlete Launceston Elliot, around 1908: acting as the support post…

Russian Olympic Set

…One of the interesting things that you would find in the old strength magazines was Olympic sets from some of the different countries – and they did a…