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Léo Lacroix

Full name: Léo Lacroix
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: November 26, 1937 in Bois-d'Amont, Jura, France
Affiliations: SC des Douanen/CR Savoie
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 2 Silver
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom France FRA 11
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 20

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 2 2:18.90
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 20 2:03.86

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 11 1:51.26