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Léo Lacroix

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLéo Jean Fernand•Lacroix
Used nameLéo•Lacroix
Born26 November 1937 in Bois-d'Amont, Jura (FRA)
Measurements179 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsSC des Douanen/CR Savoie
NOC(s) France

Biography

Léo Lacroix was part of the great French ski teams of the 1960s, led by Jean-Claude Killy. Lacroix started out as a technical skiier, but was later at his best in downhill, winning the silver medal at Innsbruck in 1964, but also adding a downhill silver at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile. That year Lacroix won another silver medal in the World combined event. He was French downhill champion in 1963 and won French titles in slalom in 1955, 1960, and 1963. Lacroix was made an office of the Légion d’Honneur in 2012. At the Opening Ceremony of the 1968 Olympic Winter Games, Lacroix was chosen to take the Athletes’ Oath. He later became ski director at Les Ménuires.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing France    
  Giant Slalom, Men Olympic 11
1968 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Men Olympic 20 Representing France    

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