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Jos Alzin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJoseph "Jos"•Alzin
Used nameJos•Alzin
Born18 December 1893 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died2 September 1930 in Marseille (Marseilles), Bouches-du-Rhône (FRA)
Measurements146 kg
NOC(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Luxembourg    
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men Olympic AC Representing Luxembourg    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1920 Summer Olympics 31 August 1920 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk 120.0 =1
1920 Summer Olympics 31 August 1920 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, 1-Hand Snatch) One-Hand Snatch 65.0 =2
1920 Summer Olympics 31 August 1920 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk) One-Hand Clean & Jerk 75.0 =2
1924 Summer Olympics 23 July 1924 Weightlifting Heavyweight, Men (>82½ kg, 1-Hand Snatch) One-Hand Snatch, Lift #2 87.5 AC