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BARTHEL Joseph (1927-1992) Luxemburg / Track and Field
The Luxemburger Josy Bartel received his gold medal in floods of tears, having won the 1500 m race at the Helsinki games in 1952. Four years earlier he had finished in 9th place, and this expert in middle distances found it hard to believe that he was the first citizen from the Grand Duchy to have been responsible for the Luxemburg colours being hoisted on an Olympic flagpole.
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