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.