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Jüri Lossman

Full name: Jüri Lossman
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: February 4, 1891 in Kõo, Viljandimaa, Estonia
Died: May 1, 1984 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Kalev Tallinn, Tallinn (EST)
Country: EST Estonia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jüri Lossman was wounded in World War I. In his youth he was a footballer for the Merkur football club and first appeared on the long-distance scene in 1916, winning the first marathon in Reval, now Tallinn. The same year he was Russian champion in the 5,000 m. In 1923 Lossman won the international marathon in Göteburg, Sweden. At the Olympic Games he won a silver in the 1920 marathon at Antwerpen and placed 10th four years later in Paris. In 1924, he was also the Estonian flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony.

In 1928, Lossman was back in the news when he competed in the first leg of the Trans-America Run. In the 1930s, he worked for some time as a manager of the Estonian long-distance runners, but without much success. His 1929 one-hour record and his time in the Antwerpen marathon time long remained Estonian national records.

Lossman was wounded in World War I. From 1922-36 he worked for the famous Estonian Chocolate Factory KAWE but also in his trained profession as a jeweller. In 1942-44 he was involved in Estonian sports administration. During World War II he fled to Sweden just before the Russian occupation in 1944, where he enjoyed a sterling reputation as a gold- and silversmith, producing a silver cup for King Gustaf Adolf VI in 1964 to express the gratitude of the Estonian community in Sweden.

Personal Bests\: 10000 – 34:05.0 (1924); Mar – 2-32:49 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Estonia EST AC h1 r1/2
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Marathon Estonia EST 2 Silver
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics Men's Marathon Estonia EST 10

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics Estonia Round One Heat One AC DNF [3 km.]

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics Estonia Final Standings 2 2-32:48.6
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics Estonia Final Standings 10 2-57:54.6
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