chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,
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Norbert "Norb" Schemansky (1924-2016)

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Very sad news came from Michigan.


Legendary Olympic weightlifter and one of the greatest U.S. Olympians,  Norbert “Norb” Schemansky died at 92.


He won medals at four Summer Olympics in London 1948 and in Helsinki 1952, in Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.


Schemansky stayed competitive and represented the United States of America internationally for almost 30 years.


He was admired by fellow teammates and respected by the opponents.


He was a true inspiration for several generations of athletes.


Norbert Schemansky was a true legend.


Mr. Weigtlifting is gone.


He will be missed. He will be remembered.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Norb’s family now,


R.I.P.


 

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