The town of Timişoara in Romania’s Banat region will organise a series of events called Tarzaniada, celebrating the life of actor Johnny Weissmuller who became famous playing the role of Tarzan in Hollywood movies.
Weissmuller was a German Romanian born in the Timişoara district when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his family emigrated to the US. Before his acting career, Weissmuller was a swimmer and he won five Olympic gold medals for the US. The Tarzaniada will include theatre performances, an archery contest, liana jumps over a swimming pool and a Tarzan shouting contest. A biathlon competition with swimming and running will also be organised.
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