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Lou Kuehn

Full name: Louis Edward "Lou" Kuehn
Nickname(s): Hap
Gender: Male
Born: April 2, 1901 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: March 30, 1981 in West Linn, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Multnomah AC, Portland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Lou "Hap" Kuehn was from Portland where he was a member of the Multnomah AC. He became the first American to win the Olympic springboard title when he upset the favorite, [Bud Pinkston], at Antwerp. Prior to that, Kuehn’s biggest victory had been the 1919 National Junior title, although he had finished second at the 1920 AAU championships. Kuehn attended Oregon State and Northwestern Law School and practiced law in Oregon. He was a part-time coach of the Oregon State divers and also served 30 years as clerk of the Multnomah County Circuit Court before his retirement.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Diving United States Final 1 6 675.40
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 7 628.15
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