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Bud Houser

Full name: Lemuel Clarence "Bud" Houser
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: September 25, 1901 in Winigan, Missouri, United States
Died: October 1, 1994 in Gardena, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Bud Houser's double victory at the 1924 Games is the last time that anyone has succeeded in winning both the shot and discus at the same Olympics. He set an Olympic record in the discus, which he further improved when he won the title for a second time in 1928. Between Olympics, Houser set a world record for the discus with 158-1¾ (48.18) in 1926. While he was at Southern Cal, Houser won the NCAA discus in 1926 and at the AAU he won the shot twice and the discus three times. After graduation, he became a dentist, practicing in Palm Springs.

Personal Bests: SP – 15.42 (1926); DT – 48.20 (1926).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 1 Gold
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 1 14.995
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 1 14.995
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 14.995
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 14.995

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 46.155
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 46.155
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 46.155
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 46.155
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 47.32
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP foul
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 OR 47.32
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 45.00
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 46.50
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 43.00
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 47.32
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 1 OR 47.32
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