Jan Lusis is a 3 time Olympic medalist n the javelin. In 1964, Lusis took the bronze. In 1968, he took the gold and the 1972 Munich Olympics, the Latvian star took the silver medal.
Latvian Athlete Janis Lusis passed away at the age of 80. He represented Soviet Union in the men’s Javelin throw event at four Olympic Summer Games (1964-1976), winning Gold (1968), Silver (1972) and Bronze (1964).https://t.co/XlUZiztat1 pic.twitter.com/ABVfvhOkwN
— Lost Olympians (@LostOlympians) April 29, 2020
RIGA (LAT): Latvian Olympic javelin champion Janis Lusis has died at the age of 80 from cancer, the country’s athletics federation said Wednesday. Lusis won gold at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, four years after earning bronze at the 1964 Games in Tokyo. He claimed a silver medal in Munich in 1972.
European Athletics is very saddened to hear of the passing of Janis Lusis at the age of 80.
Lusis won the Olympic javelin title in 1968 and four European titles between 1962 and 1971. pic.twitter.com/2KU2rmBzzN
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) April 29, 2020