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Lou Abell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLouis Grenville "Lou"•Abell
Used nameLou•Abell
Born21 July 1884 in Elizabeth, New Jersey (USA)
Died25 October 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsVesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Lou Abell coxed the Vesper Boat Club eight which won the gold medal at both the 1900 and the 1904 Olympics. He won another national title in 1902 when he coxed the same Vesper crew that had won at Paris in 1900. He later moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he worked for the board of health for 40 years.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Lou Abell
Coxed Eights, Men (Olympic) Vesper Boat Club 1 Gold
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Lou Abell
Coxed Eights, Men (Olympic) Vesper Boat Club 1 Gold