Polydamas of Skotoussa

Olympic Athlete

By: Chelsea,Tyler,Donovan

What is Pankration

Pankration was a combat sport introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but with scarcely any rules. The only things not acceptable were biting and gouging of the opponent's eyes.

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

Lived: 408 B.C.

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.