Louis Hostin

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Louis Hostin
Louis Hostin 1936.jpg
Louis Hostin in 1936
Personal information
Born 21 April 1908
Saint-Étienne, France
Died 29 June 1998 (aged 90)
Boisseron, France
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Club OSC Saint-Étienne

Louis Hostin (21 April 1908 – 29 June 1998) was a French weightlifter. He competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics and won two gold and one silver medals. Hostin also won two European titles, in 1930 and 1935, and two medals at world championships in 1937–1938. Between 1927 and 1939 he won 13 national titles and set 10 official world records: 7 in the snatch and 3 in the clean and jerk.[1][2]

In 1994 he was inducted into the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[3] He worked as a croupier.[1]


  1. ^ a b Louis Hostin. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Louis Hostin. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation.