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Louis Hostin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLouis•Hostin
Used nameLouis•Hostin
Born21 April 1908 in Saint-Étienne, Loire (FRA)
Died29 June 1998 in Boisseron, Hérault (FRA)
Measurements82 kg
AffiliationsOSC Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne (FRA)
NOC(s) France

Biography

Louis Hostin ranks as the best French weightlifter of all-time. He performed particularly well at the Olympics, winning the light-heavyweight title in 1932 and 1936, and the silver medal in 1928. Hostin also won two European titles (1930, 1935) and missed a third one due to three failed lifts in the 1934 championships. World Championships were only held in the last few years of Hostin’s career, but he nevertheless collected a silver (1937) and a bronze (1938). Hostin, who worked as a croupier outside sports, was particularly strong in the snatch, and he set seven world records in that discipline, out of a total of 10 recognized world records. In France, Hostin won the national title thirteen years in a row (1927-39).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing France    
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    
1936 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 342.5 2
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 347.5 2
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 100.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 102.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 107.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 110.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 137.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 142.5 WR AC
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 355.0 1
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 360.0 1
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 365.0 1
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 102.5 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #1 97.5 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 112.5 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 145.0 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 30 July 1932 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 150.0 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 367.5 1
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 372.5 1
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 107.5 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 110.0 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 115.0 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 3 August 1936 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤82½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 117.5 AC