Sunday, 10 July 2016

Day 1 Activity 2: Milo of Kroton

Day 1 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.

Fact 1: Milo of Kroton was a 6th-century BC wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Kroton.
Fact 2: He won the boys' wrestling and thereafter won five men's wrestling titles between 536 and 520 BCE.
Fact 3: Milo of Kroton was born in Crotone and died in Crotone.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rosrine,

    I am really impressed that you were able to find three such interesting facts about Milo of Croton. Good on you!

    He certainly sounds like he was quite an interesting man and a very successful wrestler. In fact, he won a total of 6 wrestling titles. That is pretty impressive for the ancient Olympic era. Did you know that the most successful male athlete in the modern day era is a man named Michael Phelps? He is a swimmer from the United States of America who has won 22 Olympic medals over the past decade? 22! It's incredible!

    I hope that you enjoyed learning about Milo and will continue with the blogging journey. I am really enjoying your posts and can't wait to read the next one!

    Cheers, Rachel