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Luxembourg at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Luxembourg at the Olympic Games

Flag of Luxembourg
IOC code  LUX
NOC Luxembourgian Olympic and Sporting Committee
Website www.cosl.lu (French)
At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp
Competitors
Medals
Rank: 19
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Luxembourg competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Joseph Alzin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight August 31

Aquatics

Swimming

Two swimmers, both men, represented Luxembourg in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Neither of the swimmers advanced past the quarterfinals.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Théodore Michel 200 m breast Unknown 4 Did not advance
Léon Pesch 100 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance

Athletics

Seven athletes represented Luxembourg in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in athletics, having competed in the sport each time Luxembourg had appeared at the Olympics. The country's best result of the Games was a sixth-place finish in the 4x100 relay.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jean Colbach 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
Paul Hammer 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 24.1 4 Did not advance
Long jump 5.45 28 N/A Did not advance
Nicolas Kanivé Long jump 5.415 29 N/A Did not advance
Henri Pleger Long jump 5.815 23 N/A Did not advance
High jump 1.60 20 N/A Did not advance
Jean Proess 400 m 52.6 3 Did not advance
800 m N/A Unknown 9 Did not advance
Alexandre Servais 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
Alex Servais Javelin throw 40.08 21 N/A Did not advance
Jean Colbach
Paul Hammer
Jean Proess
Alexandre Servais
4x100 m relay N/A 44.4 2 Q 43.6 6

Cycling

A single cyclist represented Luxembourg in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Majérus did not advance past the initial heats in the sprint event, and did not finish the 50 kilometres.

Track cycling

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Heats Quarterfinals Repechage semis Repechage final Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jean Majérus Sprint Unknown 3 Did not advance
50 km N/A Did not finish

Football

Luxembourg competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first time. The team lost to the Netherlands in the first round.

Team roster
First round
August 28, 1920
Netherlands  3–0  Luxembourg
J. Bulder Goal 30'
Groosjohan Goal 47' Goal 85'
Report
La Butte, Brussels
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Georges Hubrecht (BEL)
Final rank
10th

Weightlifting

Three weightlifters represented Luxembourg in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Alzin won the country's first medal in the sport, a silver in the heavyweight.

Weightlifter Event Final
Result Rank
Joseph Alzin +82.5 kg 260.0 2nd
Johny Grün 67.5 kg 210.0 8
Michel Mertens 60 kg Did not finish

Wrestling

Two wrestlers, both in the Greco-Roman style, competed for Luxembourg in 1920. Both men lost all of their matches.

Greco-Roman

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Silver quarters Silver semis Silver match
Bronze quarters Bronze semis Bronze match
Michel Dechmann Middleweight Bye  Westergren (SWE) (L) Did not advance 10
 Vanderleenden (BEL) (L) Did not advance
Did not advance
Oscar Theisen Light heavyweight  Tázler (TCH) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 17
N/A Did not advance
N/A

References

  • International Olympic Committee results database
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