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Louis De Clerck

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLodewijk "Louis"•De Clerck
Used nameLouis•De Clerck
Born3 January 1936 in Blaasveld (BEL)
Died13 February 2018 in Reet (BEL)
Measurements176 cm / 67 kg
NOC Belgium


Louis De Clerck was Belgiums top lap runner around 1960, winning the Belgian title five times in a row (1958-1962). He also represented Belgium internationally, first at the 1958 European Championships, and next at the 1960 Rome Olympics. At both events, he was eliminated in the early rounds. De Clerck also raced in the relay in Rome, but despite being anchored by the great 800 m runner, Roger Moens, the squad failed to advance out of the heats.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.7 (1963).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics BEL Louis De Clerck
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 7 h4 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Belgium 4 h2 r1/3