The Modern Greek Hercules

A tribute to the most decorated Olympic weightlifter Mr. Pyrros Dimas


He started from Barcelona 1992 and won a Gold Metal, he repeated the Athlons on 1996 in Atlanta and then he won the gold again in Sydney 2000.


After three gold metals in his career the most valuable, precious and unforgettable metal that every athlete dreams, was the Bronze one he achieved in Athens 2004. Ten thousand people during the ceremony were shouting, crying, singing “Hellas, Hellas… ”  in the shocked weight-lift arena in Athens, freezing the the officials’ procedure for 15 minutes. Afterwards, the silver and gold winners (G.Asanid/Georgia and A.Rybakou/Belarus) , they won’t forget that people sang the Greek Anthem for the Bronze Metal instead. For the them, for the Greeks, for Pyrros, for all the most shining Gold metal was the Bronze one.


Watch the video of Giant Pyrros Dimas, prepared from Olympic Chanel :



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