Josef Steinbach

Josef Steinbach (* 21. March 1879 in hear-look in the Egerland; † 15. January 1937 in Vienna) was successful Austrian Gewichtheber.

As 14-jähriger it began in Vienna with force training. 1904 he became world champion for the first time; one year later it could successfully defend the title. For 1906 it received an invitation to the olympic intermediate plays in Athens. There it had to give itself in the double-armed Bewerb only the Greek Tophalos struck, who could use the home advantage for itself. In einarmigen lifting however the profit the gold medal succeeds in.

Steinbach set up 35 world records in the course of his career.

After completion of his active career Steinbach up to its death leads a hotel in Vienna - earth mountain.


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