BirthdayApril 27, 1913

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Luz Long

    Full name: Luz Long
    Also known as: Luz Long, Long, Luz
    Professions: German long jumper

  2. Luz Long Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 13th of July, 1943 (Age: 30)

  3. Luz Long Biography

    Carl Ludwig "Lu(t)z" Long (27 April 1913 in Leipzig – 14 July 1943 in Biscari - Santo Pietro) was a German Olympic long-jumper, notable for winning Silver in the event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and for reputedly giving advice to his competitor, Jesse Owens, who went on to win the gold medal for the broad jump (as the long jump was then termed) as a result of Long's advice. Luz Long won the German long jump championship six times in 1933,1934,1936,1937,1938 and 1939.Long was killed in action serving in the German Army during World War II. For his actions in the spirit of sportsmanship, he was posthumously awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal.

  4. Luz Long Family

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