Full name: Luis Oliva
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 21, 1908 in La Paz, Córdoba, Argentina
Died: June 30, 2009 in Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
Luis Oliva was discovered as a good cross country runner when fulfilling his military service. His speed also translated on the track. He won the 3000 m at the 1931 and 1933 South American Championships. He was also twice a member of the Argentine Olympic team. In Los Angeles, he competed without much success in the steeple chase, while in Berlin he entered the marathon. Despite training with defending champion Zabala, Oliva was unable to finish the race, and dropped out just before the halfway point. He attempted to qualify for the 1940 Olympics, but when these were cancelled, he switched to a career in physical education.
Personal Best: 3000S – unknown; Mar – unknown.
|1932 Summer||24||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Argentina||ARG||AC h1 r1/2|
|1936 Summer||28||Berlin||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Argentina||ARG||AC||DNF|
|1936 Summer||28||Berlin||Athletics||Argentina||Final Standings||AC||DNF|
|1932 Summer||24||Los Angeles||Athletics||Argentina||Round One||Heat One||AC||DNF|