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Estonian Professional Wrestlers: Georg Hackenschmidt, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, August Kippasto by Books LLC

Estonian Professional Wrestlers: Georg Hackenschmidt, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, August Kippasto

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  • ISBN
    9781158379231 / 1158379234
  • Title Estonian Professional Wrestlers: Georg Hackenschmidt, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, August Kippasto
  • Author Books LLC
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 22
  • Publisher
    Books LLC
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 1mm x 152mm

Publisher Description

Chapters: Georg Hackenschmidt, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, August Kippasto. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt (20 July 1878 - 19 February 1968) was an early 20th-century Estonian strongman and professional wrestler. Born in Estonia and living most of his life in London, England, he was nicknamed “The Russian Lion” (Estonia was part of the Russian Empire for much of his life). The first widely recognized World Heavyweight Champion in wrestling history, Hackenschmidt is believed to be the creator of the professional wrestling version of the Bearhug as well as the originator of the hack squat, a squat-deadlift with arms behind the body. Frank Gotch vs. Georg Hackenschmidt at Comiskey ParkHackenschmidt became a professional wrestler in September 1896, after being trained by fellow countryman, Georg Lurich. Hackenschmidt won the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship from Tom Cannon on 4 September 1902 in Liverpool, England. This title gave Hackenschmidt a legitimate claim as the Undisputed World Champion of professional wrestling, a title that was cemented when Hackenschmidt defeated American Heavyweight Champion Tom Jenkins on 4 May 1905 in New York, New York to become the first recognized World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Hackenschmidt held the title and remained undefeated until he squared off against Frank Gotch on 3 April 1908 at Chicago's Dexter Park Pavilion. Hackenschmidt was favored to win, but he submitted to Gotch after two hours to an ankle lock submission; It has been alleged that Gotch used illegal techniques in the match to defeat Hackenschmidt, which included oiling up his body, rubbing oil into Hack's eyes, scratching, gouging and hitting. At one time, Gotch also punched Hackenschmidt on...More: /?id=38133

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Estonian Professional Wrestlers: Georg Hackenschmidt, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, August Kippasto