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RIGOULOT Charles (1903-1962) France / Weightlifting
This French weight lifter with a massively thick neck and chest was nicknamed "the strong man of the Halles", alluding to his porter's job in the Paris food market. His nickname of course was really due to his athletic feats: He beat 56 world records.He became Olympic middle weight champion in the 1924 Paris games. He was then only twenty, and looked forward to more titles, but then turned professional and no longer took part in the games.Rigoulot went on to a wrestling career, and played a few minor parts in cinema.
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