American weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist who won four Olympic medals in the 90 kg weight class.
He competed in his first Olympics in 1948 and won silver.
He competed in four Olympic events from 1948 to 1964 and won a total of four medals.
He married Bernice Schemansky in 1948 and they remained married until her death in 2009.
His last Olympic event was in 1964, the same year boxer Joe Frazier won a gold medal.