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Four-time Olympian Norbert ‘Norb’ Schemansky passed away

DEARBORN, Mich. – A four-time Olympian and metro Detroit native died Wednesday night.

Norbert “Norb” Schemansky, of Dearborn, died while he was being cared for in hospice. He was 92.

Schemansky was an American weightlifter and the first to win four Olympic medals during his career. He won a silver medal in his first Olympic games in 1948, a gold medal in 1960, and a bronze in 1960 and 1964.

He lived in Dearborn for 56 years and worked for the city.

A park in Dearborn is named after him.

By John Steckroth – Digital news editor
Copyright 2016 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.

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