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Monday, November 28, 2016

Heavy History


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Any young athlete who doesn't know who Norbert Schemansky was is missing something important.

A great video segment I found on the history of weight lifting. We know that our fascination with lifting and throwing heavy objects is deeply rooted and has been part of all cultures from the earliest times. This segment does a real nice job of explaining that. The only glaring error I found was stating that Serge Reding was Bulgarian. Maybe he meant to say Belgian. Otherwise, well done. dI have always thought it was important that young athletes should know something of the history of the athletic events they are participating in. This short segment is a nice quick overview to kick start the process of learning more.




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Karyn Marshall was a pioneer in women's weightlifting.

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