HOSTIN Louis (1908), France / Weightlifting
With Charles Rigoulot, Hostin is the best French weight lifter. He just missed the gold medal at the Amsterdam games and had the courtesy to congratulate the Egyptian Nosseir who had just beaten him. From then on, Hostin was the best in this discipline and won two consecutive titles in Los Angeles in 1932 and Berlin in 1936. In the German capital he lifted 145 at the clean and jerk which was the World record at the time.