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Here is the Real-Life Popeye With One Enormous Arm

by Kathy Jones on June 22, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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Here is the Real-Life Popeye With One Enormous Arm

Matthias Schlitte, dubbed as the real-life Popeye, is a German arm wrestling champion, who has a superhuman right arm due to a rare genetic defect.

Nicknamed as "Hellboy" Schlitte's left arm is of normal size but a rare genetic defect makes his right forearm bone 33 per cent larger than his left, News.com.au reported.

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According to Yahoo! 7 Sport, the 27-year-old said that his gift was recognized when he was a 3-year-old but caught great public attention when he was just 16 years old and went to a bar in Haldensleben that was looking for the strongest arm wrestler in the region and he weighed only 65kg! So all the bigger men laughed at him but when he beat all of them they all started to respect him.

He is not a religious person but he believes that it is a gift from a higher power and arm wrestling is his calling in life.

Schlitte is now 11 years into his arm wrestling career and is a 7-time German champion and 14-time international champion.

Source: ANI
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