At a glance

21 Apr 1908 Saint-Étienne, France
82 kg 180 pounds
Male

Louis Hostin ranks as the best French weightlifter of all-time. He performed particularly well at the Olympics, winning the light-heavyweight title in 1932 and 1936, and the silver medal in 1928. Hostin also won two European titles (1930, 1935) and missed a third one due to three failed lifts in the 1934 championships. World Championships were only held in the last few years of Hostin's career, but he nevertheless collected a silver (1937) and a bronze (1938). Hostin, who worked as a croupier outside sports, was particularly strong in the snatch, and he set seven world records in that discipline,...

Louis in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Berlin
    Berlin 1936
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Berlin
    Berlin 1936
    • 1 Gold medal
      Weightlifting
      Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    • 1 Gold medal
      Weightlifting
      Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)
  • Amsterdam
    Amsterdam 1928
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam 1928
    • 2 Silver medal
      Weightlifting
      Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)