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Liévin Lerno

Full name: Liévin Lerno
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1927 in Lokeren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: March 2017 in Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As the number two at the Belgian amateur Championships of 1948, Liévin Lerno competed in both the Olympics and the World Championships of that year. In London, he failed to finish the race. The Belgian team did win the gold medal in the team event, although only the first three times counted towards that event, and under the rules of the day Lerno would not receive a medal. (In fact, none of his team members did until 2010 due to an oversight.) At the World Championships in Valkenburg, he was beaten by [Harry Snell] in the sprint to capture silver. Turning professional with French outfit Garin the following season, Lerno did not fulfill the promise of that World Championship result. He did win some minor Belgian races, but never did well in major events. He later became president of the cycling club in his town - Berlage - which also hosted the annual kermesse race there.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Belgium BEL AC DNF
1948 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Belgium BEL 1 Gold non-scoring

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 20 London Cycling Belgium Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1948 Summer 20 London Cycling Belgium BEL Final Standings 1 non-scoring AC/DNF
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