Diagoras of Rhodes

Diagoras of Rhodes,

ancient Greek athlete, fl. 5th cent. B.C. A boxer and wrester, he won an Olympic championship in 464 B.C. and won numerous times at the Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean games. PindarPindar
, 518?–c.438 B.C., Greek poet, generally regarded as the greatest Greek lyric poet. A Boeotian of noble birth, he lived principally at Thebes. He traveled widely, staying for some time at Athens and in Sicily at the court of Hiero I at Syracuse and also at Acragas
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 celebrated his Olympic victory in an ode. Diagoras had a unique boxing style, keeping his body erect and never ducking or weaving. His sons were also Olympic champions in boxing and the pankration (a form combining boxing and wrestling).
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Check out the first "greatest of all time" boxer, Diagoras of Rhodes, who was undefeated at an assortment of games in ancient Greece (including the Olympics) and lived long enough to see sons and grandsons (none of whom were also named Diagoras of Rhodes, a la George Foreman, to the best of our knowledge) win at the Olympics.
The Anecdotes Room tells the tales of Milon of Kroton, Diagoras of Rhodes and other early Olympians.