Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Ancient Olympic Games
Full namePythagoras
Used name•Pythagoras
NOC Samos
Medals AG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Pythagoras (not the well-known philosopher/mathematician) came to Olympia expecting to compete in the boys’ boxing event. But he was judged to be too old for that event. He was forced to compete in the men’s section and easily won the title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
588 BCE Ancient Olympics Ancient Combative Sports (Ancient Sports) SMS Pythagoras
Boxing, Men (Ancient Olympics) 1 Gold