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Leon De Lathouwer

Full name: Leon De Lathouwer (-Hoogewijs)
Gender: Male
Born: September 19, 1929 in Wetteren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: August 7, 2008 in Kalken, Laarne, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


While Leon De Lathouwer narrowly missed out on an individual medal in the 1948 Olympic road race (he placed fouth), with his team mates in 3rd and 12th, he won a gold medal in the team event. The following year, he won the Belgian amateur and military titles, before turning professional in 1952. Cycling for minor Belgian teams, he rarely raced abroad. His most important victories were two wins in the Flemish Championships (1953 and 1955). He died after a long period of illness at 78.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 18 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Belgium BEL 4
1948 Summer 18 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1948 Summer 18 London Cycling Belgium Final Standings 4 at 0:03.6

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1948 Summer 18 London Cycling Belgium BEL Final Standings 1 5-18:16.2
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