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Lou Sebert

Full name: Louis Joseph "Lou" Sebert
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: December 4, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 2, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Toronto West End YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Lou Sebert was at his prime as a track and field athlete while he was a student at the University of Toronto in the late 1900s and early 1910s. This highlight of his career came when he was selected to represent Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics in four events: individually in the 100, 200, and 400 m, and as a member of the 1,600 medley relay. In the former category, he only escaped the first round once, in the 400 m, winning his original heat before being defeated by [William Robbins] of the United States in the semifinal. In the relay, the Canadian squad, which included Sebert, [Frank Lukeman], [Don Buddo], and [Irving Parkes], failed to qualify for the final.

Sebert continued to have a successful collegiate career until he retired from active competition following his 192 graduation from the University of Toronto with a medical degree. He served in the Medical Corp during World War I and then returned to Toronto, where he joined the ophthalmology department at St. Michael's Hospital, eventually rising to the position of surgeon-in-chief. He served administratively with Medical Corp during World War II, until his death from a two-month illness in December 1942. At the time, he was also on the athletic board of the University of Toronto.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.0 (1909); 200 – 21.9y (1909); 400 – 48.9y (1909).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Canada CAN 2 h14r1/3
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Canada CAN 2 h10r1/3
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Canada CAN 2 h4 r2/3
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 3 h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Fourteen 2 11.7est at 4 yds

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Ten 2 22.8est at 3 yds

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Four 2 49.5est at 3 yds
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 50.2

Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 3
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