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Inductees for Weightlifting

Harold Overton Norville - Weightlifting

Year Inducted:
1986
Hometown:

More about Harold Overton Norville:
Born in Barbados, Harold moved to Oshawa in 1964, and two years later began an outstanding lifting career in Canada with a first-place finish at the Ontario Weightlifting Championships.  A year later, he was Canadian champion.  Norville also won national weightlifting titles in 1968 and 1975, and was Ontario weightlifting champion in 1968, 1969 and 1975.  He was Ontario and Canadian champion in the sport of powerlifting three times - in 1969, 1976 and 1977.  Three times, he competed in the World Powerlifting Championships, and twice finished fourth and once placed sixth.  He coached the Canadian squad at the World Women's Powerlifting Championships at Lowell, Massachusetts in 1980.  Harold returned to competition at the World Masters Games in 1985, won the over-40 bantam weight class, and set four North American records in the process.


William (Bill) Chatterton Morrison - Weightlifting

Year Inducted:
1997
Hometown:

More about William (Bill) Chatterton Morrison:

Bill, who was born in Toronto, moved to Oshawa in 1945 where he attended Albert Street and Cedardale public schools and high school at Central Collegiate Institute.  His competitive weightlifting career began in 1969.  In 1977 Bill was crowned Ontario Champion in the 165-lb. class.  Bill won the Eastern Canadian Championship in 1981 and was again successful in 1983 at the 181-lb. class.  Bill's outstanding success continued in 1984 when he won his third Ontario Championship, the Canadian Championship in Vancouver and earned a second-place finish at the World Masters in Perth, Australia.  Following his successful career in weightlifting, Bill decided to direct his energies into the sport by establishing the Bodybuilder Gym in Oshawa.  This venture soon became the home of the Oshawa Powerlifting Club.  Over the years Bill has coached several individuals who have become powerlifting champions.




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