|Full name||Louis de Breda Handley|
February 14, 1874|
|Died||December 28, 1956
New York, New York
|Stroke(s)||Freestyle, water polo|
|Club||New York Athletic Club|
He was the son of the American sculptor Francis Montague Handley and his Italian wife. He was registered in Rome as an Italian citizen with the baptismal name of Luigi and the surname of his mother, "de Breda".
In 1896 he fled to New York and added to his name the surname of his father. He worked in a small firm imports and devoted himself to his second passion after hunting, swimming. He was also a great water polo player (his style of shooting was called "jumping salmon").
In the 1904 Olympics he won a gold medal in the 4x50 yard freestyle relay, and was a member of New York Athletic Club water polo team, which won a gold medal. He also competed in the one-mile freestyle but did not finish.
He wrote the entry dedicated to swimming on the Encyclopædia Britannica.
- List of athletes with Olympic medals in different disciplines
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)