The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

History is replete with athletes that contemporaries were impressed by the strength of their muscles and perform incredible stunts. But women among these athletes are very few, and distinguished, which could compete with the power of heroes, men and at all units. The name of Agatha Enviable not too well known, although its great master, Ivan Poddubny considered it his best and only student.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Agatha Enviable — a very unusual personality and even her appearance seems more like a miracle. The parents of silacci many years tried to have kids, but nothing worked. Neither doctors, nor healers, nor prayers did not help and the family remained childless. That all changed in one moment — mother Agafya was 30, and her father was 60 when they one by one began to be born kids.

The city of Nikopol in the late nineteenth century

Enviable, the eldest gave birth to one child a year, and only came to light 13 children. Unfortunately, survived only four of them, including wonder girl Agatha. The eldest daughter, born in 1890, was the most stalwart and sturdy of all the children, and in the 12 years old looked like an adult girl.

In addition, Agatha was also good, from the ruddy, round-faced and blond girl had packs to ward off suitors. However, Agatha was able to stand up for herself, and the child knocked out by a punch strong fist the most restless and arrogant admirers.

Lived Enviable in the Ukrainian provinces, in the village Calicoe, near the small town of Nikopol, so the girl had two options — to devote himself to farm work or become a maid. Agatha chose the latter, and in 12 years got to the hotel Mrs. Yushkova.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Vintage circus dumbbell

The mistress could not get enough of the new maid, diligent and Executive. Agatha was polite, hardworking and clean, so guests have responded to it very well. In addition, the girl had another important advantage — incredible strength.

When housekeeping Enviable effortlessly moved oak furniture, including massive cabinets and drawers with their contents. Gradually Agafya began to call to where you had to do hard physical work, and she always handled it better than men.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

It is known that Poddubny, who did not have equal power in the world, was forced everywhere to carry a special custom-made equipment. An important part of circus equipment of the company was the heavy weights, which could be controlled only Ivan himself.

When you check into rooms Geary decided to leave the yard of the building, sensibly deciding that stealing them will not work. But what was a surprise Poddubny, when in the morning he looked out the window and saw his weights trying to juggle the maid Agatha.

Equipment evidently is not enough, but power was more than. Blonde beauty performing an incredible power stunts, could become the jewel of any submission! Admiring what he saw Hercules immediately went to negotiate first with the girl, and then her parents.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Ivan Poddubny

The idea is to let teenage daughter with a visiting circus was not too pleased parents of Agatha, but the reputation is known throughout Europe as an artist and his solemn assurances of good intentions played a role. As a result of Nikopol Poddubny took a new, promising artist of the circus Agatha Enviable.

Today decided to promote new stars, putting them in energy, time and money, but before, when appreciated real talent, everything was easier. Awesome girl Agatha became a celebrity instantly, after the first performances at the circus.

Poddubny tried to teach their pupils the most spectacular tricks from his repertoire and an Enviable talented student. Soon her room was used almost more popular than the speech of its teachers. Still, to see the beauty that is on the shoulder of the rail with 8 men, wanted, without exception.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Vintage circus poster with the image of a female power room

In addition to the power of extreme succeeded Agatha and her favorite sport Poddubny — fight. One of her favorite rooms had a fight with from the floor caused by a male volunteer. Needless to say that Enviable never lost, and the most skeptical the fortress was put to shame.

Despite the fact that the strong tried to fight as accurately as possible, many of her opponents were so badly dented that they could not leave the scene without assistance. Got to fight Agatha and professionals.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Marina Lurs

Here is how the Enviable battle with the strongest woman in Russia Marina Lurs contemporary:

At the time, Agatha lost, but not because of the fact that she did not have the strength — victory went to the more skilful and experienced opponent.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Female wrestlers. The beginning of the XX century

To 17 years of Enviable surpassed his great teacher on the physical parameters. Her height was 190 cm and weighs 150 kg. the size of the feet of Agatha remained 37, the most that neither is female. Despite the physique, the girl has not lost its sweetness and like a magnet attracted the men of all classes and nationalities.

When Agatha Enviable began to compete in popularity with Poddubny, she suddenly broke the contract with his mentor and left him. It is still unknown what caused the breakup. Some people speak of the vanity of the girl, tired of to be in the shadow of the world famous hero, while others claim that Ivan began to aspire to beauty, offending her with his behavior.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Girls-fighters. The beginning of the XX century

Agatha went to "free floating" and didn't want to even hear about going back to Poddubny. They say that the artist himself came to her home in Nikopol, in the hope that she'll reconsider, but Enviable remained adamant.

Strongwomen continued touring in the Russian Empire and Europe. Everywhere her performances draw full houses, bringing the Agatha money and fame. It is possible that Enviable front was waiting for world fame and fortune, but her life in the revolution intervened.

After coming to power of the Bolsheviks on foreign tours had to forget a speech in revolution ravaged the country have ceased to generate income. Sometimes Agafya, who was playing with her younger brother had to take charge to keep yourself in good physical shape.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

American Billboard with a female athlete. 1897

In addition, the tours have become unsafe, as the roads mired in anarchy of the former Empire roamed the numerous military units of unknown origin and simply armed gangs of robbers and looters.

Seeing one of these units and put an end to the career of the famous silacci. History has not preserved the details of that fateful meeting in the steppes of Ukraine, but it is known that the armed group tried to take a small troupe of Enviable products and valuables. Tried to protect the property Agafya got hit by the sword, which caused her health irreparable damage.

Recovering from wounds, Agatha settled in Nikopol and was interrupted by casual earnings. But to live a quiet life she was not meant to be. One of the passionate admirers of the former tsirkachka, a local police officer by the name Shponka, started annoying to take care of a woman, not giving her a pass.

One day, coming to the object of his passion in a state of intoxication, he began to dismiss his hands, and was struck down by one blow of his fist. Offended Shponka drew his service revolver and shot Enviable, inflicting a dangerous wound.

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

Agatha survived and after this alteration, but to fully recover already failed. A former female athlete could barely move and she needed constant skilled nursing care. Friends helped her get a place in one of the seaside resorts of Georgia, where Enviable spent several months. She felt a little better, and to continue treating the woman moved to Leningrad.

In the Northern capital Agafya procured a tiny apartment, where she lived, often starving and suffering from the cold. The operation, which was to return the woman's health had failed and during one of them an Enviable died. Only student of the great Ivan Poddubny left this world in 1935 when she was only 50 years.

Keywords: Artist | Athlete | Fighting | Touring | Woman | Troupe | Circus

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