Versis, a forgotten Greek hero
141 years ago, on 30 November 1875 was born one of the undeservedly forgotten heros of weightlifting: Sotirios Versis. The name of this Greek athlete is often missing even from the sports-specific annals, although he rightly deserves a place among the greatest of the sport. At the first Modern Olympic Games held in his country, the 1896 Games in Athens, Versis placed third in the two-hands clean and jerk event after raising 90 kilograms. He placed fourth in the one-handed snatch competition, lifting 40 kilograms. Even fewer people know that he also took part in the athletic events and took a third place in discus-throw with 27.78 metres.