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Norb Schemansky

Full name: Norbert "Norb" Schemansky
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 90-121 kg
Born: May 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Norb Schemansky was the first Olympic weightlifter to win four Olympic medals, and thru 2008, nobody has won more Olympic medals, although the record has been equalled several times. He first became prominent internationally when he finished second in the 1947 World Championships, behind John Davis. Though Schemansky had several second-place finishes, both at the Olympics and Worlds, he won one Olympic gold medal, and three World Championships – 1951, 1953, and 1954. He won his first national title in the 1949 AAU heavyweight division and would win eight more, ending up with the 1965 AAU heavyweight title. He also won the heavyweight gold medal at the 1955 Pan American Games. During his career, Schemansky set 24 world records.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 2 Silver
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight United States USA 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 445.0
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2 127.5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 127.5 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 130.0 x
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1 140.0
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 140.0 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #4 AC 142.5 x
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 1 177.5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 165.0 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 172.5 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 177.5 o
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 182.5 x

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 2 425.0
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2 132.5
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 x
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2 170.0
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 177.5 x
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 180.0 x
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 3T 122.5
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 122.5 o
1948 Summer 24 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 125.0 x
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 3 500.0
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 3 170.0
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 167.5 x
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 170.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2T 150.0
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 150.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 3 180.0
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 180.0 o
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 192.5 x
1960 Summer 36 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 192.5 x
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 3 537.5
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 3 180.0
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 180.0 x
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 180.0 x
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 180.0 o
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2 165.0
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 155.0 o
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 160.0 o
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 165.0 o
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #4 AC 173.0 x
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 3 192.5
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 192.5 o
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 205.0 x
1964 Summer 40 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 205.0 x