Louis Abell

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Louis Abell
Rowing mens eight USA 1900.jpg
Men’s eight rowing team at the 1900 Olympic Games
Personal information
Birth nameLouis Grenville Abell
Born(1884-07-21)July 21, 1884
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 25, 1962(1962-10-25) (aged 78)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1900 Paris Eight
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Eight

Louis Grenville Abell (July 21, 1884 – October 25, 1962) was an American rower who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics and in the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1900, he was the coxswain of the American boat Vesper Boat Club, which won the gold medal in the men's eight. Four years later, he won his second gold medal as coxswain of the American boat in the eight.[2] After his retirement from sports, he served on the board of health in his hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey for 40 years.[3]


  1. ^ Louis Abell at databaseOlympics.com (archived)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lou Abell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lou Abell". Olympedia. OLYMadMen. Retrieved January 4, 2022.

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