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 William Pullum

William Pullum

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Death 29 Aug 1960 (aged 73)
Burial Camberwell, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Plot Area 56, Number 13005
Memorial ID 6532874 · View Source
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Athlete. Born in London, England, he was known as "The Wizard of Weightlifting". His early life was marked by sickness and disease. At the age of 17, he saw the famous Arthur Saxon Strongman Trio perform and immediately decided to take up weightlifting to improve his condition. In less then a year, he achieved a 2-hands-anyhow lift of 204 pounds and was later the technical advisor for the British Amateur Weight-Lifting Association (BAWLA). During the 1920's, he was a trainer, helped promote the sport of weight lighting and was the author of two great strength books which are still available almost a century after they were originally written. Over the course of his career, he won 15 Championships, 50 Gold Medals and set over 200 British and World's weight lifting records.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6532874
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Pullum (8 Apr 1887–29 Aug 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6532874, citing Camberwell Cemetery and Crematorium, Camberwell, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .