Clara Schroth

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Clara Schroth
Clara Schroth 1948.jpg
Schroth in 1948
Personal information
Born October 5, 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 7, 2014(2014-06-07) (aged 93)
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Sport
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club Philadelphia Turners

Clara Marie Schroth-Lomady (October 5, 1920 – June 7, 2014) was an American artistic gymnast who won a team bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics. She also competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, but failed to medal in the team competitions and did not finish any higher than joint-26th in the individual events.[1] At the national level she won 39 Amateur Athletic Union titles, including eleven straight victories on the balance beam, one in track and field (standing broad jump in 1945), and several that were attained after she had her first child. She was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1974.[2]

While competing Schroth worked as a secretary for the Abington School District. In 1951 she married Wendell "Fuzz" Lomady and became a housewife, yet she remained active with the U.S. Gymnastics Federation.[1] She died on June 7, 2014 in her home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, at the age of 93.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2011). "Clara Schroth-Lomady Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ Fredrick, A. Bruce (2010). "LOMADY, Clara Schroth". Biography. USA Gymnastics. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ "1948 Olympic team bronze-medalist Schroth-Lomady dies at 93". USA Gymnastics. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-10.