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Old postcard depicting Zakynthos

1890. The Greek athlete on the island of Zakynthos.

Greek wrestler Antonio Pierri is in England and challenges Coutalianos

“What people believe prevails over the truth.”


March 1, 1890
Coutalianos is already in Zakynthos and offers a spectacle.
March 4, 1890
In the crowded theater of Zakynthos, Coutalianos performed amazing displays of strength.
March 9, 1890
A young Greek wrestler in England challenges by saying he can beat Coutalianos. His name is Ant. Pierri. and with what he has already achieved has become well known abroad. MP Platoutsas, who is a friend of Coutalianos, will mediate in order for the expected matchup between the two athletes to take place.
Greek wrestler Antonio Pierri. This athlete had a great career abroad.
The imposing theater of Zakynthos, as it was before it was demolished by the earthquakes that had hit the island. In this theater Coutalianos had given his accomplishment when he visited the island.
Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1890
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