Who is the Heaviest Olympian of all Time?

That would be 412-pound wrestler Chris Taylor.

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Check out the video below of him getting thrown in the 72 Olympics.


That match is the source of the picture at the top of this post.  Rumor has it that the two wrestlers (the other one being Wilfried Dietrich of Germany) were good friends, and before the day began, Dietrich feigned a hug to see if he could lock his arms around the giant Taylor. The truth of that story is debated, but at least one credible source swears its true. There is also a rumor that Dietrich broke his neck in the throw. That one *is* only a rumor.

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