Event: Lygdamis from Syracuse (Sicily)

Record ID 5051
Person Lygdamis daughter of ___ from Syracuse in Sicily
Contest Olympia in Elis (Elis)
Discipline combat sports: pankration
Age Category
Date -648 - -648
Achievement V
Comment: Introduction of pankration at Olympic games; Lygdamis was the first victor. Lygdamis was compared to Herakles of Thebes (Pausanias). Eusebius (and Iulius Africanus ) and Philostratos all comment on the legendary size of his feet. His tomb was situated in Syrcause near the quarries (Pausanias).