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From the Archives: Norbert Schemansky

World & Olympic Champion, Transitional Strength Figure

by Marty Gallagher | October 13, 2018

"...the first weightlifter in history to earn four Olympic medals...Norbert won an Olympic gold medal; a silver medal and two bronze medals spread over four games. He won the world championship three times and the Pan American Games. He was the Olympic champion in 1952.  He set an all-time world record in the snatch in 1962 when he split-snatched a seemingly miraculous 363-pounds. Norb set 75 national, world, and Olympic records."

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