Springer, Yacov : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Springer, Yacov

Sport:
weightlifting

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1972

Olympic Info:
Springer was killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games. He was a member of the Israeli Olympic delegation as a weightlifting referee. The Munich Olympics were his fifth Games as an official. He was 51 years old.

Career Highlights:
After emigrating to Israel from Poland in 1956 (he had been a leading wrestler and weightlifter in his native country), Springer became a teacher and coach. Appointed Israeli national weightlifting coach, he also helped train referees and officiated at many international competitions.

Birth and Death Dates:
d. Sept. 5, 1972

Origin:
Poland


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References:
New York Times, September 6, 1972


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