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Lou Handley

Full name: Louis de Breda "Lou" Handley
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1874 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: December 28, 1956 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo, Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Lou Handley left Italy as a 22-year-old and set up business as an importer. He joined the New York AC, where he was active in many sports and his multiple talents were seen to advantage when he won a "medley" race which consisted of successive quartermiles of walking, running, horseback riding, cycling, rowing, and swimming. In second place in this bizarre competition was Joe Ruddy, who was a teammate of Handley’s on the winning 1904 Olympic relay team. Lou Handley was also an outstanding water polo player and was on the New York AC team which won all but one of the AAU titles-both indoors and outdoors – between 1898 and 1911. When the U.S. "softball" rules were dropped in 1911 in favor of international regulations, Handley retired from water polo but continued his sporting interests as a yachtsman and field dog trainer. He later became a noted coach and journalist. He was the first official coach to a women’s U.S. Olympic swim team and, in addition to publishing five books on the sport, he contributed the swimming section to the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Water Polo Men's Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Swimming Men's One Mile Freestyle United States USA AC DNF
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Swimming Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay New York Athletic Club #1-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-09-06 New York Athletic Club-1 6, Chicago Athletic Association-2 0 0
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1904-09-05 New York Athletic Club-1 5, Missouri Athletic Club-3 0 1

Men's One Mile Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Swimming United States Final AC DNF

Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Swimming New York Athletic Club #1-1 USA Final 1 2:04.6
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