Louis De Ridder

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLouis•De Ridder
Used nameLouis•De Ridder
Born9 June 1902 in Antwerpen (Antwerp) (BEL)
Died5 May 1981
AffiliationsCSHB, Bruxelles (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Louis De Ridder competed at both the 1924 and 1936 Winter Olympics, and appeared in two different sports at each Games, and three different sports in all. De Ridder played ice hockey and speedskated in 1924, and played ice hockey again in 1936, also participating that year in bobsledding.

In ice hockey De Ridder began his career in 1922 with Le Puck Antwerpen. In 1926/27 he played in Austria with the Wien City Team, returning to Belgium the next year to play with Antwerpen CPA. He was with Antwerpen through 1933, and then played for Brussels Club des Sports d’HiverB and later with Etôile du Nord, retiring in 1940 after a season with Brabo Antwerpen. In addition to his Olympic appearances, De Ridder played at the European Championships in 1923-25 and 1927, and at the World Championships in 1933 and 1934. He won two European medals, a bronze in 1924 and a silver in 1927. De Ridder was the stepfather of Micheline Lannoy, gold medalist in pairs figure skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) BEL Louis De Ridder
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Belgium =7
Speed Skating (Skating) BEL Louis De Ridder
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Allround, Men (Olympic) DNF
1936 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) BEL Louis De Ridder
Four, Men (Olympic) Belgium 2 5
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) BEL Louis De Ridder
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Belgium =13

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