#TBT Sports Blog: Olympic Weightlifter Pocket Hercules

Today’s #TBT sports blog is a chapter excerpt from one of my sports comic books. It focuses on a tiny Olympic weightlifter who could effortlessly throw weights around in the gym.

Half of this clever nickname comes from Hercules, son of the Greek mythological god Zeus, who was known for his feats of strength.

The other half of this nickname comes from the tiny size of this amazing Olympic and World Weightlifting Champion.

Pocket Hercules showed uncommon strength for a person of his short stature. In addition, his interesting personal life story makes him one of the sports world’s all-time best personalities.

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Pocket Hercules: One of my Favorite Undersized Athletes

Naim Suleymanoglu, otherwise known as Pocket Hercules, ranks as one of my favorite all-time undersized athletes.

This Turkish Olympic weightlifting champion, along with nine other vertically challenged athletes, is featured in my sports comic book that allows me to refute a common misconception that “bigger is always better.”

It’s not always true – especially in sports. That’s why I wrote the book specifically touting my all-time favorite Undersized Athletes.

If we used the same logic that “bigger is always better,” then we’d want bigger headaches, bigger holes in our pockets and even bigger cases of jock rash.

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