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Lou Laurie

Full name: Louis Daniel "Lou" Laurie (Lauria-)
Gender: Male
Born: November 19, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 26, 2002 in Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Louis Laurie was not well-known at all as an amateur fighter in 1936. Although he finished only third in the flyweight class, he won the Val Barker Trophy as the best technical boxer at the Olympics. Laurie was one of five athletes from Cleveland’s East Technical High School to compete at the 1936 Olympics, among them Jesse Owens. He has a brief career as a professional boxer, but quite after only eight fights. He worked as a machinist. In 1984 he was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame and in 1988, to the Ohio State Boxing Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1936-08-15 Laurie (USA) walkover
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1936-08-14 Matta (ITA) , Laurie (USA)
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1936-08-13 Laurie (USA) , Sobkowiak (POL) decision
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-12 Laurie (USA) , Berg-Hansen (NOR) decision
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round One Match #9 1 1936-08-10 Laurie (USA) , Bezděk (TCH) decision
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