Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Ancient Olympic Games
Full namePromakhus
Used name•Promakhus
NOC Pellene
Medals AG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


In addition to his Olympic championship, Promakhus won the pankration three times at the Isthmian Games, and twice at the Nemean Games. He was motivated to victory at Olympia by a torrid love letter supposedly written to him by his girlfriend. In reality, his coach had forged the letter to motivate Promakhus. Pellene erected victory statues to Promakhus in both Pellene and at Olympia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
404 BCE Ancient Olympics Ancient Combative Sports (Ancient Sports) PEL Promakhus
Pankration, Men (Ancient Olympics) 1 Gold