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Bud Houser

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLemuel Clarence "Bud"•Houser
Used nameBud•Houser
Born25 September 1901 in Winigan, Missouri (USA)
Died1 October 1994 in Gardena, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Bud Houser’s double victory at the 1924 Games is the last time that anyone has succeeded in winning both the shot and discus at the same Olympics. He set an Olympic record in the discus, which he further improved when he won the title for a second time in 1928. Between Olympics, Houser set a world record for the discus with 158-1¾ (48.18) in 1926. While he was at Southern Cal, Houser won the NCAA discus in 1926 and at the AAU he won the shot twice and the discus three times. After graduation, he became a dentist, practicing in Palm Springs.

Personal Bests: SP – 15.42 (1926); DT – 48.20 (1926).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bud Houser
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bud Houser
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 13 July 1924 Athletics Discus Throw, Men Final Round 46.155 1
1928 Summer Olympics 1 August 1928 Athletics Discus Throw, Men Final Round, Round Six 43.00 NP

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Bud Houser