Gary Walt

Gary Walt – Inducted 1992

Weightlifting brought a sense of worth to Gary Walt, and he credits his younger days with the Apollo Barbell Club with building a strong foundation for his life after weightlifting. A former Canadian champion, Walt competed for Canada at the Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games; he also established a Canadian record in the overhead press in 1972, a record which still stands although the overhead press has since been eliminated from competition. A knee injury kept him off the Canadian Olympic team in 1972 and he further aggravated the injury in 1974 leading to his retirement in 1975. Walt credits the camaraderie of his fellow lifters at the Apollo Barbell Club, coach Ken Carr-Braint and his family for much of his success. “We had nothing elaborate but we were tough.”

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1992, athlete, individual, weightlifting,

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