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Jānis Lūsis

Full name: Jānis Lūsis
Other name(s): Yanis Voldemarovich Lusis, Яанис Волдемарович Лусис
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: May 19, 1939 in Jelgava, Jelgava, Latvia
Affiliations: Rīgas Daugava/SKA Rīga
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Elvīra Ozoliņa; Father of Voldemārs Lūsis.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Latvian Jānis Lūsis, who won a full set of Olympic medals, was the top javelin thrower of the world in the 1960s and early 70s. Lūsis won gold at the 1968 Olympics, silver at the 1972 Munich Games and bronze in 1964. He also competed at the 1976 Olympics, where he finished eighth. Lūsis was a four-time European champion (1962, 1966, 1969, 1971) and won the 1963 World University Games. He was also a 12-time Soviet champion (1962-66, 1968-73, 1976) and threw two world records during his career – 91.98 in 1968 and 93.80 in 1972. After finishing his athletic career, Lūsis worked as a coach and official in Latvia. He is also active in politics, as a member of Latvian Social Democratic Party. Lūsis is married to Elvīra Ozoliņa, who won Olympic javelin gold in 1960 and their son Voldemārs Lūsis is also a javelin thrower, who participated at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

Personal Best: JT – 93.80 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 8

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 80.57
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 6 72.51
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 80.57 80.57
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 79.85 80.57
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 78.94 80.57
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 78.07 80.57
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 7 QC 73.48
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 5 72.79
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 7 foul 72.79
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP 73.48
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 90.10
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 4 81.74
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 OR 86.34 86.34
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 82.66 86.34
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 84.40 86.34
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 foul 86.34
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP OR 90.10
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 83.68
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2 83.68
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 83.68
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 83.68
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 90.46
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 88.88
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 foul 88.88
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 89.54 89.54
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 foul 89.54
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 81.66 89.54
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 90.46
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 82.92
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1 82.92
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 82.92
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 82.92
1972 Summer 33 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 8 80.26
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 6 79.74
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 7 77.58 79.74
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 8 73.76 79.74
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 8 74.00 79.74
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 8 foul 79.74
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 80.26
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 10T QU 82.08 NM
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 7 82.08
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 82.08
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 6 pass 82.08
1976 Summer 37 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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