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Louis Balbach

Born: May 23, 1896

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Louis Balbach

Date of Birth : May 23, 1896
Birth Place : United States of America

Louis James Balbach was an American diver who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born in San Jose, California, the son of Louis Augusta Balbach and Nettie Viola Balbach 1873-1958. Louis died in Portland, Oregon. Louis James Balbach was a well known swimmer and diver in the Portland area, doing well in many competitions. He won an athletic scholarship to Columbia University, with whose team he went to the Olympics. In 1920 he won the bronze medal in the 3 m springboard competition. In the 10 metre platform event he finished sixth. Louis finished his degree at Columbia University, and went on to become a lawyer.

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