Alfred Schmidt (weightlifter)

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Alfred Schmidt
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Personal information
Born1 May 1898
Hageri, Estonia
Died5 November 1972 (aged 74)
Tallinn, Estonia
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportWeightlifting
ClubOlümpia Tallinn
Coached byAlfred Neuland

Alfred Schmidt (from 1936 Ain Sillak, 1 May 1898 – 5 November 1972) was an Estonian featherweight weightlifter who won a silver medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Schmidt first trained in long-distance running, and took up weightlifting in 1919 while serving in the Estonian Army. Next year he won an Olympic silver medal, and in 1922 a national title. At the 1922 World Championships he was not allowed to compete, as he surpassed the body weight limit of his division, and hence acted as an official and referee. He continued to act in this capacity after retiring from competitions in 1923. He also refereed wrestling competitions and was a board member of the Estonian Sports Union. Later he became known as a trap shooter and referee, and headed the Estonian Trap Shooting Federation.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alfred Schmidt. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Alfred Schmidt. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ SILLAK, AIN. Eesti spordi biograafiline leksikon