Lou Wilkins

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLouis Guy "Lou"•Wilkins
Used nameLou•Wilkins
Born10 December 1882 in Bourbon, Indiana (USA)
Died6 April 1950 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA) / Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


After a series of jump-offs, Lou Wilkins of the University of Chicago was finally awarded third place in the 1904 Olympic pole vault. Earlier in the season, the 1904 AAU championships had also been held in St. Louis and Wilkins lost the title to H. L. Gardner, again after a jump-off.

Personal Best: 11-3 (3.43) (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Lou Wilkins
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2