Great Olympians

Biographies - LOU


Lou Yun

B. 1964-04-23, China
Gymnastics (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

(58 HP)


Khalled Loualid

B. 1931-03-03, Ouled Fraji, Tunisia
Football
1960 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


J. Loubert

represented Switzerland
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 164
164


Henry James Loubscher

B. 1936-08-08, Germiston, South Africa
Boxing (1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Light Welterweight (-63.5 kg) bronze 3981
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) QF
3981


Konstantinos Loudaros

B. 1912, represented Greece
Shooting
1936 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle 23rd 0.384
0.384


Murray Clarke Loudon

B. 1931-10-29, Ashburton, New Zealand
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Thomas Loudon

Olympic Competitor nr 1919


Moncef Loueslati

B. 1943-11-28, represented Tunisia
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team 16th 3.2
3.2


Henri Louette

B. 1900-09-06, Rance, Belgium; D. 1985-01-09
Ice Hockey
1924 HP
Men's Teams QU:4th 164
164


Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis

B. 1960-01-29, San Diego, Cal., USA
Diving (4 gold, 1 silver)
1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's Springboard sixth gold gold 20160
Men's Platform silver gold gold 25200
45360

As a child, he suffered from dyslexia, stuttering and racial abuse for his darker skin (his natural father was Samoan).
He won a silver at Montreal and then had to miss out at Moskva. His double at Barcelona was his fifth in world competition.
In the qualifying round for the springboard at Barcelona, he hit the back of his head against the board. This was particularly awful for Louganis, as he already knew he was infected with the HIV virus. He knew the water would not pose a threat to the other competitors, but only found out later that the doctor who treated him was not wearing surgical gloves. Luckily; the qualifying marks did not count in the final reckoning. Despite the obviously bad mark on that jump, he was back in half an hour for his next one. He scraped through to the final, which he won.
He was World Champion at Springboard in 1982 and '86, at Highboard in '78, '82 and '86.


Maurice Thomas "Tom" Lough

B. 1942-07-14, Harrisonburg, Virg., USA
Modern Pentathlon
1968 HP
Men's Individual 29th 0.02
Men's Team fourth 400
400.02


Raymond "Ray" Lougheed

B. 1934-09-02, Fort William, Ont., Canada
Wrestling - Freestyle
1960 HP
Men's Lightweight (-57 kg) 8th 384
384


Beatrix Loughran

B. 1900-06-30, Mount Vernon, NY, USA; D. 1975-12-07
Figure Skating (2 silver, 1 bronze)
1924 1928 1932 HP
Individual silver bronze 9840
Pairs fourth silver 7000
16840


Francis Patrick "Frank" Loughran

B. 1931-01-31, Northern Ireland, lived in Moreland, Vict., represented Australia; D. 2008-1-11
Football
1956 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Spyros Louis

B. 1873-01-12, Athina, Greece; D. 1940-03-26
Athletics - Track & Field (1 gold)
1896 HP
Men's Marathon gold 9600
9600

Olympic Competitor nr 198


Henri Louit

B. 1900, represented France
Sailing
1924 HP
6 Metres Class fifth 750
750


Loukas Louka

B. 1945-05-15, Arnadhy, Cyprus, represented Greece
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's Shot Put 25th 0.15
0.15

Cypriot athletes were often competing representing Greece.


Ioannis Loukas

Olympic Competitor nr 2722


Toivo Loukola

B. 1902-10-02, Kortesjärvi, Finland; D. 1984-01-10
Track & Field (1 gold)
1928 HP
3000 m Steeple gold 9600
10000 m 7th 400
10000


Alfred Louncke

B. 1899-12-14, Roubaix, France; D. 1976-04-17
Weightlifting
1924 HP
Men's Light Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 10th 150
150


Dimitrios Loundras

B. 1885-09-06, Athina, Greece; D. 1970-02-15
Artistic Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1896 HP
Men's Parallel Bars, Team third 640
640

Olympic Competitor nr 122


Ioannis Loungitsas

Olympic Competitor nr 2037


Carlos Eugênio Rogenmoser Lourenço

B. 1923-03-26, represented Portugal
Sailing
1948 1952 1956 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 9th 8th 13th 441.6
441.6


Manoel Lourenço da Silva

represented Brazil
Swimming
1932 HP
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay 7th 100
100


Georgios Louridas

Olympic Competitor nr 2038


Fernando Louro Sierra

B. 1922-06-01, represented Cuba
Weightlifting
1948 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 22nd 0.6
0.6


Boonkua Lourvanj

B. 1930-08-09, Krung Thep, Thailand; D. 2015-04-07
Shooting
1968 1972 HP
Trap 55th -6.15
Skeet 49th -5.24
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Anne-Marie Lousteau

B. 1932-10-16, Reims, France
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 200 metres R1:4th 0.149
0.149


Written 2002-10-28 - last modified 2022-06-05

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