Fein: Olympic Champion tying for the first place
One hundred and nine years ago on 9th December 1907, Robert Fein, the Austrian weightlifter was born, who became lightweight Gold medallist at the Berlin Olympic Games 1936 in an unprecedented tie for the first place.
Fein got as far as 342,5 kg in total, the best in the competition, but Egyptian Anwar Mesbah performed the same result. As it happened, two winners were celebrated in the category of 67,5 kg.
Fein was born in Vienna and died in the same city in on 2nd January 1975.
After his Berlin victory, in 1937 Fein received his „Second Gold Medal” when one of the highest Austrian State distinctions, The Gold Medal for Service to the Republic of Austria was conferred upon him.