The strongest man in the world !
The Frenchman Charles RIGOULOT was the most famous weightlifter during the period between the two great wars. He was Olympic world champion for the middle weight category in 1924 and set 8 official world records.
Strong and stocky this giant had amazing measurements: (chest 132 cm, neck 52 cm, Biceps 47 cm!!) He went on winning world records and exciting the crowds who were fascinated by his Herculean strength. In 1926, when he beat Ernest Cadine, his main rival, his fans who had come in mass to admire him went wild and gave him the title of the strongest man in the world.
His motto ? « Drink lots, eat lots and especially train lots». When he was injured in 1931, Rigoulot switched to other athletic sports including wrestling, and also mechanical sports, he was a real showman with lots of tricks up his sleeve.…
He also participated in acrobatic shows with his wife.
He was taken prisoner in Germany during the war and his legendary strength meant he once bent the prison bars to allow his fellow prisoners to escape!! However, they were caught the next day….
Only disease could overcome this immense sportsman. In 1962 Charles Rigoulot died of cancer.
SPORTS D’EPOQUE in partnership with the National Sports Museum, has brought this mythical champion back to life with this unique product inspired by his outfit of the time.
Briefs proudly made in France.