Congratulations to javelin thrower Jānis Lūsis!

Jānis Lūsis is a cavalier of the Order of Three Stars, the most distinguished Latvian athlete of the 20th century, the winner of 3 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals, Europe and World’s champion and the holder of world record. We would like to congratulate him for the great honour of being nominated in the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Hall of Fame in the year 2014.

Ceremony of induction video (as of the 40th minute). Along with Jānis Lūsis, Russian high-jumper Valery Brumel, American hurdler Glenn Davis, a long jumper from Germany Heike Drecksler, Moroccan runner Hicham El Gerrouj, German sprinter Marita Koch, the master of decathlon Bob Mathias, American sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Australian hurdler Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Finnish runner Lasse Viren and American pole vaulter Cornelius Varmerdam where induced to the Hall of Fame.

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 Jānis Lūsis
Olympiad Games,
Munich, 1972.
Author unknown
  Ceremony if induction to the IAAF Hall of Fame.
From the left Hicham El Gerrouj, Lasse Viren, our Jānis Lūsis,
Heike Drecksler, Marita Koch and Robert Korzeniowski.

Latvia Sports Museum is expressing it is gratitude to Jānis Lūsis for his trust shown by handing over his wide archive to our museum’s collection.