1924 Olympic Globe Barbells

1924 Olympic Globe BarbellsIn the early Olympic games, the athletes had the choice of using plate-loaded barbells or shot-loaded globe barbells  Shown here is the selection of weights for the 1924 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 the only lifter who chose to compete with the shot loaded globe barbells.

 

 

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