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Lloyd Koch

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLloyd Bowen•Koch
Used nameLloyd•Koch
Born17 June 1931 in Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
Died16 April 2013 in West Byfleet, Surrey, England (GBR)
Measurements174 cm / 73 kg
NOC Zimbabwe


In addition to playing hockey for Zimbabwe, Lloyd Koch was a top-level cricketer. During his career he played hockey for Natal, Rhodesia, and South Africa, in addition to Zimbabwe, and served as the captain of the Rhodesian hockey team at the 1964 Olympics, also carrying the Rhodesian flag at the 1964 Opening Ceremony. As a cricketer he played for Orange Free State (1948/49-1954/55), Natal (1955/56-1957/58), Rhodesia from (1958/59-1960/61), and also twice for an unofficial South African XI against the Australian touring team in 1949/50. Koch was a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm fast-medium bowler. In 46 first-class matches he scored 2,400 runs at an average of 29.62 with a highest score of 216 against Natal in 1952.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Hockey ZIM Lloyd Koch
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Rhodesia =11

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ZIM Lloyd Koch

Special Notes