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Louis Hostin

Full name: Louis Hostin
Gender: Male
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: April 21, 1908 in Saint-Étienne, Loire, France
Died: June 29, 1998 in Boisseron, Hérault, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Louis Hostin ranks as the best French weightlifter of all-time. He performed particularly well at the Olympics, winning the light-heavyweight title in 1932 and 1936, and the silver medal in 1928. Hostin also won two European titles (1930, 1935) and missed a third one due to three failed lifts in the 1934 championships. World Championships were only held in the last few years of Hostin's career, but he nevertheless collected a silver (1937) and a bronze (1938). Hostin, who worked as a croupier outside sports, was particularly strong in the snatch, and he set seven world records in that discipline, out of a total of 10 recognized world records. In France, Hostin won the national title thirteen years in a row (1927-39).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight France FRA 2 Silver
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight France FRA 1 Gold OR
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight France FRA 1 Gold OR

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Final Standings 2 352.5
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Military Press 1T 100.0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #3 AC 102.5 x
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Snatch 2 110.0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #2 AC 107.5 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk 1T 142.5
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 137.5 o
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 142.5 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Final Standings 1 365.0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Military Press 1T 102.5
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #2 AC 102.5 x
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #3 AC 102.5 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Snatch 1 112.5
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk 1T 150.0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 150.0 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Final Standings 1 372.5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Military Press 1 110.0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #2 AC 107.5 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Snatch 1 117.5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk 4T 145.0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 x
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #3 AC 110.0 o