Clara Schroth-Lomady

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameClara Marie•Schroth-Lomady
Used nameClara•Schroth-Lomady
Born5 October 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died7 June 2014 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsPhiladelphia Turners, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Clara Schroth-Lomady has dominated United States women’s gymnastics like no one else. She won 39 national titles between 1941 and 1952, including an amazing 11 straight (1941-1951) on the balance beam. She won six all-around titles, won championships on all four standard apparatuses, and won five U.S. championships on the flying rings, an event no longer contested by women. For variety she also won a silver medal in the long jump at the 1945 AAU Women’s Track & Field Championships. Clara Schroth worked during her competitive years as a secretary with the Abington School District, trained at night, and won her Olympic medal under that name. In 1951 she married Wendell “Fuzz” Lomady and was a devoted mother and wife. She has also been active with the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. She was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1974.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Clara Schroth
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Clara Lomady
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 73
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 15
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) United States 16
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =26
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =81
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 49
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 118