Great Olympians

Biographies - LAV


Charles Lavaivre

B. 1905-02-14, Chamonix, France; D. 1967-03-20
Ice Hockey
1924 HP
Men's Teams QU:3rd 410
410


Adolfo Guido Lavalle Fonseca

B. 1912-10-09, Concordia, Argentina
Fencing
1948 HP
Men's Épée, Team QF:3rd 22.75
22.75


(José Maria) Víctor Lavalle

B. 1911-06-05, from Lima, represented Peru; D. 1975-10-12
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


James "Jim" Lavalley

B. 1948-10-06, Montréal, Québ., Canada
Bobsleigh
1976 HP
Two-man 18th 3.2
Four-man 17th 3
6.2


Sean Lavan

B. 1898-12-21, Kiltimagh, Ireland, then part of Great Britain; D. 1973-08-05
Athletics
1924 1928 HP
Men's 200 m QF:4th R1:4th 0.6760027
Men's 400 m QF:4th QF:5th 0.719
1.3950027


Paul Lavanga

B. 1910-10-03, represented France
Modern Pentathlon
1936 HP
Men's Individual 38th 0.000384
0.000384


(Sven) Manne Lavås

B. 1944-01-21, Göteborg, Sweden
Speed Skating
1964 1968 HP
Men's 500 metres 29th 24th 0.176
Men's 1500 metres 24th 16th 6.56
6.736


Mehdi Lari Lavasani

B. 1947-07-11, represented Iran
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Giuseppe Fermo Lavelli

B. 1928-11-12, Ponteranica, Italy
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.0000096
0.0000096


Juan Alberto Eduardo Lavenás Sullivan

B. 1914-09-05, Río Negro, Argentina
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles SF:6th 78
Men's 400 metres Hurdles SF:5th 195
Men's 4x100 metres Relay fourth 400
673


Giuseppe Laveni

B. 1877, Milano, Italy
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 61st -
Men's Free Rifle, prone 10th 125
Men's Free Rifle, team 10th 25
150.0


Charles Laverne

B. 1903-11-23, Paris, France; D. 1987-06-11
Sailing
1928 HP
One Person Dinghy (12-foot) 14th 24
24

He only finished one race (of three), seventh place, and was replaced by Louis Pauly, who came sixth. This seems to behind mistakenly given as two sixth, putting the French boat in 14th place - they should be placed 16th.


Eugène Laverne

Olympic Competitor nr 402


(Christophe Jacques) François Laverne

B. 1907-05-23, Paris, France; D. 1988-12-28
Sailing
1948 HP
6 metres 11th 32
32


Henri Laverne

Olympic Competitor nr 403


Frank Manuel Lavernia Hernández

B. 1918-04-03, Camagüey, Cuba; D. 2005-04-19
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team (13th) 8
8


Alphonse Laverrière

Olympic Competitor nr 4961


Ralph S. Lavers

B. 1907, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, represented Great Britain; D. 1969
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Painting - Applied Arts AC 2.873
2.873

The Olympic flame Torch, used during the Relay. Maybe this should be "hors concours"?


J. L. Lavery

Olympic Competitor nr 3704

He was listed as Irish in Mallon's book, and I keep considering him as Irish, even if the MADMen mention nothing to suggest this.


James Arthur Lavery

B. 1929-03-03, Calgary, Alb., USA
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 400 metres SF:6th 52
Men's 4x400m Relay fourth 400
452


John Lavery

B. 1856-03-20, Belfast, (Northern) Ireland, Great Britain, represented Ireland in 1924, Great Britain in 1928 and 1932; D. 1941-01-10
Art Competitions
1924 1928 1932 HP
Painting AC 116.892
Painting, Painting 2 works
Painting, unknown event 2 works
116.892


Thomas Patrick "Tom" Lavery

B. 1911-12-18, Crowden Beatcross, Great Britain, represented South Africa; D. 1987-02-07
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles SF:6th 78
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:3rd 68
146


Daniel Lavielle

Olympic Competitor nr 1067


Joseph Lavielle

Olympic Competitor nr 1059


Jules Lavigne

B. 1901-03-10, Bruxelles, Belgium; D. 1957
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Renaud Lavillenie

France
Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
2012 2016 2021 HP
Men's Pole Vault gold silver eighth 19980
19980


Jacqueline Carol "Jackie" Lavine

B. 1929-10-04, Maywood, Ill., USA
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay bronze 640
640


Robin Jerome Lavine

B. 1936-11-12, represented South Africa
Shooting
1956 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Three Positions 41st 0.000064
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 30th 0.01
0.010064


Amedeo Lavini

B. 1894-10-24, Torino, Italy
Art Competitions
1924 HP
Architecture AC 539.0
539.0


Neale John Lavis

B. 1930-06-11, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia; D. 2019-10-07
Equestrianism - Eventing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Eventing, Individual silver dnf 5000.0000032
Eventing, Team gold (7th) 1600
6600.0000032


Shmuel Laviv-Lubin

B. 1923-07-13, represented Israel
Shooting
1952 HP
Free Rifle 26th 0.096
0.096


Sam LaVoice

Olympic Competitor nr 1952


Louis Lavoie

B. 1905, represented Canada; D. 1947
Boxing
1932 HP
Men's Middleweight (-72.6 kg) R1 195
195


Veikko Tapani Lavonen

B. 1945-02-01, Keuruu, Finland
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1972 HP
Men's Lightweight (-68 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Henrik Lavonius

B. 1915-01-19, Tampere, Finland
Equestrianism - Jumping
1952 HP
Jumping, Individual dnf 0.0000008
Jumping, Team dnf 0
0.0000008


Franco Lavoratori

B. 1941-03-15, Recco, Italy; D. 2006-05-03
Aquatics - Water Polo (1 gold)
1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Team gold fourth fourth sixth 6400
6400


Pierre Lavraie

represented France
Aquatics - Swimming
1920 HP
1500 m Free-style R1:dnf 0.432
0.432


(Ioannis) Georgios Lavrentis

represented Greece
Athletics - Track & Field
1896 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 60
60

Olympic Competitor nr 197


Harrie Lavreysen

B. 1997-03-14, represented the Netherlands
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 bronze)
2021 HP
Men's Sprint gold 6400
Men's Keirin bronze 2560
Men's Team Sprint gold 4800
13760


Vladimer Lavrinenk'o

B. 1932-01-13, Sukhumi, Abkhazia, officially part of Georgia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2004-01-07
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:25th 0.1
0.1

From Sukhumi in Abkhazia, a republic which has unilaterally declared independence from Georgia. I class him as Georgian for the time being.


Đorđe Lavrnić

B. 1946-06-06, Kornić, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2010-11-27
Handball (1 gold)
1972 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Andrei Lavrov

B 1962-03-26, Krasnodar, Russia, then part of the Soviet Union, represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team and Russia
Handball (3 gold, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
team gold gold fifth gold bronze 22760
22760

Goalkeeper of the winning handball teams of 1988 (Soviet Union), 1992 (Unified Team) and 2000 (Russia).
The second sportsman, after Sergei Chepikov, to win medals for three different teams, and the only one to do it with three golds.


Mikhail Grigoryevich Lavrov

B. 1927-09-11, Kurgan, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1997-02-09
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk dnf 0.64
0.64


Valery Pavlovich Lavrushkin

B. 1945-03-17, Tula, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1968 1972 HP
Men's 1500 metres sixth 640
Men's 5000 metres 10th 7th 500
Men's 10000 metres 9th fifth 1160
2300


Written 2000-12-22 - last modified 2022-05-04

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