March 1891, in open competition against champions from Brussels,
Hamburg, England, Vienna, Italy, and
Berlin, E. L. Levy won the first World
Weightlifting Competition. The threeday
event consisted primarily of repetition
and alternate pressing with 56 or
84 pounds in each hand.
Just two months earlier, at the age
of 40, he won the first British Amateur
Weightlifting Championship. Between
1891 and 1894, Levy set 14 World
In 1896, at the first modern Olympics
in Athens, he served as a member
of the International Weightlifting Jury.
Levy is founder of the Amateur Gymnastics
Federation of Great Britain and