1948 Olympic team bronze-medalist Schroth-Lomady dies at 93
posted on 06/09/2014

Olympic medalist and USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame artistic gymnast Clara Schroth Lomady, born on Oct. 5, 1920, has died at 93 years old. Lomady, a member of two U.S. Olympic Teams, passed peacefully at her home in Carlisle, Pa., on June 7. A memorial service in celebration of her life is planned for July 11.

As a gymnast, Lomady is best known for her 38 National AAU Championships. Her last title came in 1952 at the age of 32. She was also a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Team that took home the bronze medal in the team competition in London. She was the team captain.

Between 1941-51, Lomady won 10-straight balance beam titles. She also holds titles on each of the four events, as well as six in the all-around. Lomady also won five titles on the flying rings, an event that is no longer a part of women’s gymnastics. She was a Frederick Centurion for outstanding contributions to her sport.

Lomady also competed in track and field, winning the silver medal in the long jump at the 1945 AAU Women’s Track & Field Championships.

Lomady is survived by her four children: Susan Lomady Martin and her husband Joe, Nancy Lomady Schale and her husband Ed, Frederick Lomady and his wife Maureen, Judith Lomady Schrieber and her husband George, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.