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Charel Sowa

Full name: Charel Sowa
Other name(s): Charles Sowa
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 17, 1933 in Schifflange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Died: July 7, 2013 in Schifflange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Affiliations: Fola Esch, Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX)
Country: LUX Luxembourg
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Marco Sowa.

Biography

Although he began his athletics career as a distance and cross-country runner, Charel Sowa competed at four Olympic Games in both walk events. During his career he was a four-time selection as Luxembourg’s Athlete of the Year (1964, 1967, 1971-72). He later became a coach, notably coaching his son, Marco, who competed as a walker at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Charel Sowa was also a board member of the Luxembourg Athletics Association, and served as President his club, CA Fola.

Personal Bests\: 20kmW – 1-27:32 (1972); 50kmW – 4-12:05 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 18
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 21
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 16
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 9
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 19
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 16
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 18
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Luxembourg LUX 10

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 18 1-42:43.8
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 16 1-36:16
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 19 1-40:17
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 18 1-36:23.8

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 21 4-57:00.4
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 9 4-20:37.2
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 16 4-44:45.2
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics Luxembourg Final Standings 10 4-14:21.2
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