Two Olympic gold medals in two different weight classes. Six World Weightlifting Championships gold medals and three Pan-American gold medals. Twenty-six world records and seven Olympic records. Mr. Universe Champion on four occasions.
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With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, Google took to their daily “Doodle” to highlight legendary multi-sport strength athlete Tamio “Tommy” Kono above the search bar. The Doodle is titled “Tamio
Reaching the pinnacle of one strength sport — powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, strongman, bodybuilding — is a monumental feat. Becoming the top dog in more than one strength sport is a legendary display
Jim Schmitz is a pillar of American weightlifting. He’s competed since the 1960s and coached Team USA at the 1980, 1988, and 1992 Olympics. He’s a man who helped the United States win
A Michigan based news outlet is reporting that American weightlifting legend Norbert “Norb” Schemansky has died at 92. Click On Detroit reports that the Michigan native passed away Wednesday night while in hospice care.
The United States has a long history of success in international weightlifting, and during the mid-20th century, America was one of the most successful nations in the sport. American legends like Tommy Kono,
Olympic champion weightlifter, competitive bodybuilder, celebrated coach, and IWF Hall of Fame member Tommy Kono passed away Sunday, April 24th, in Honolulu. He was 85 years old. Sources and local news outlets report