Weightlifter Alfred Neuland (1895-1966) who was born in Valga is the first Estonian Olympic Champion. He returned with a gold medal from the Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920. He was also successful at the Paris Olympic Games where he won the silver medal.Interesting facts:* sculptor Mati Karmin is the author of the bronze bust;* Hermann Lerchenbaum, the first Estonian known to have taken part in Olympic Games as a member of the US Navy's rowing team at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, was also born in Valga.
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Aug 2015 • Couples
The big bust of a man close to the main road belog to Alfred Neuland. He was the first medalist from Estonia on Olympic games. Stron face on the monumnet can remind about his power. In old age, when he finifhed sports career, he was a normal worker in A. Le Coq brewery in Tartu.
Written 20 November 2015
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