Jos Alzin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJoseph "Jos"•Alzin
Used nameJos•Alzin
Born18 May 1893 in Paris VIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died3 September 1930 in Marseille (Marseilles), Bouches-du-Rhône (FRA)
Measurements146 kg
NOC Luxembourg

Biography

Jos Alzin was long regarded as the first Olympic medal winner from Luxembourg until it was discovered that the winner of the marathon at the Games in Paris in 1900, Michel Théato, was born in Luxembourg. Alzin is said to have rejected his silver medal at Antwerp in 1920 after his appeal against an attempt by the eventual winner, Fillipo Bottino from Italy, was rejected. In 1924 he took part in the heavyweight division again, but did not finish. The same year he set an unlimited press world record, lifting 120 kg.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Weightlifting LUX Jos Alzin
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting LUX Jos Alzin
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) DNF