Louis Scott

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry Louis•Scott
Used nameLouis•Scott
Born16 November 1889 in Paterson, New Jersey (USA)
DiedJune 1960 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSouth Paterson AC, Paterson (USA)
NOC United States


Louis Scott was from Paterson, New Jersey. He was a distance runner who ran four events at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the 5,000, 10K, 3K team race, and cross-country, winning a gold medal with the US team in the team race. Scott ran for the South Paterson AC. He made the 1912 Olympic team by finishing second in the 5,000 at the Eastern Olympic Trials.

Personal Bests: 3000 – unknown; 5000 – 15:06.4 (1912); 10000 – 34:14.2 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Louis Scott
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
10 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) DNS
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 24
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) United States AC