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Monday, 11 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Day 1, Activity 2

Activity 2:  In the ancient Olympic Games the winner of each event was called the Olympionic. Instead of a gold medal, the winner had a palm leaf placed in their hands and a crown placed on their head to show that they were the winner. Arguably one of the most famous Olympionics was a man named ‘Milo of Kroton’ (see picture below). Use Google to research ‘Milo of Kroton’ and post three interesting facts about him on your blog.


  1. He was a six-time Olympic victor.
  2. He died in Crotone, Italy.
  3. His wife's name is Miya.
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Alecia,

    I really enjoyed reading your three interesting facts about Milo of Kroton. He was certainly a fascinating man and an excellent athlete. From what I've read, he was one of the most famous wrestlers of all time. It's pretty incredible to think that he won 6 Olympic titles. Wow!

    I wonder if there will be another wrestler who can match his accomplishments. I know that the most 'successful' male Olympian in the modern day games is a man named Michael Phelps. He is a swimmer from America who has won 22 Olympic medals over the past decade. Crazy 'eh?!

    Keep up the great work and the great blogging!

    Cheers, Rachel

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