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Lou Abell

Full name: Louis Grenville "Lou" Abell
Gender: Male
Born: July 21, 1884 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 25, 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Lou Abell coxed the Vesper Boat Club eight which won the gold medal at both the 1900 and the 1904 Olympics. He won another national title in 1902 when he coxed the same Vesper crew that had won at Paris in 1900. He later moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he worked for the board of health for 40 years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 15 Paris Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Vesper Boat Club USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Vesper Boat Club USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1900 Summer 15 Paris Rowing Vesper Boat Club USA Final 6:07.8
1900 Summer 15 Paris Rowing Vesper Boat Club USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 5:15.4
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Rowing Vesper Boat Club USA Final Standings 7:50.0