Today, the Weightlifting Family celebrates Gottfried Schödl (AUT), IWF Honorary Life President’s 90th birthday. Since 1964 on the IWF Executive Board, Mr. Schödl became President of the Intrnational Weightlifting Federation in 1972 and remained in this position until 2000. As one of the most significant leaders in international sports, he left his fingerprint on the Federation and the sport of weightlifting. He was also honoured by the IOC with the Olympic Order and is naturally a founding Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Schödl!