Norbert Schemansky, Who Won Weight-Lifting Gold but Little Applause Back Home, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

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Credit John Orris/The New York Times


Norbert Shemansky was a Polish American hero.  I remember watching him compete in the Olympics when I was a child.  He inspired me to take up weight lifting when I started high school. Do read this article as well as the Sports Illustrated archive that is hotlinked in NYTimes. This was no dumb jock- his IQ was 132. I trust that his children and their offspring hold him in the highest regard.

“In competition largely outside the sports world spotlight, he awed crowds and was the first to win medals in four Olympics but felt unappreciated in his hometown.”

Source: Norbert Schemansky, Who Won Weight-Lifting Gold but Little Applause Back Home, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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