Heinrich Schneidereit

Intro German weightlifter
Was Athlete Weightlifter
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 December 1884, Cologne, Germany
Death 30 September 1915, Thionville, France (aged 30 years)
Star sign Capricorn

Heinrich Schneidereit (23 December 1884 – 30 September 1915) was a German heavyweight weightlifter who competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games. He won a gold medal in the tug of war and bronze medals in the one hand lift and two hand lift. Schneidereit joined a weightlifting club when he was aged 16, but owing to his athletic background soon became one of the best German competitors and won four medals at the world weightlifting championships of 1903–1911. In 1914 he won his last competition and was studying business administration. Next year he was killed in France during World War I.

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