Polydamas of Skotoussa
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Many different things he accomplished
Polydamas once killed a lion with his bare hands on Mount Olympus in a quest to imitate the labors of Herakles, who slew the Nemean lion. Polydamas ...went among a herd of cattle and seized the biggest and fiercest bull by one of its hind feet, holding fast the hoof in spite of the bull's leaps and struggles, until at last it put forth all its strength and escaped, leaving the hoof in the grasp of Polydamas.
More about our Athlete
Died: one summer, when he and his friends were hanging out and the roof came down he was able to hold the roof up for his friends to escape but in the end it he was unable to escape and it fell on him.
Polydamas competed in the 93rd olympic and was named victor.
He competed in 3 olympics
Lots of his accomplishments and wins are unknown.
This is a statue of Polydamas.
Beating the Lion
This is Polydamas fighting the Lion with his bare hands.
The Fight 3 to 1.
Such exploits reached the ears of the Persians, and the king Dareius sent for Polydamas. There the athlete challenged three Persians, nicknamed the "Immortals" to fight him, three against one, and Polydamas was victorious.