Hi Everyone,

Here is some more info on Great Goan Athlete Lavy Pinto.

His full name was Lavinho Pinto. His family hailed from Morod, Mapusa. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya and did his schooling at St. Xaviers and grew up in the Dhobitalao area of South Bombay. He has five children, all of whom reside in the Chicago area and they are: Leroy Pinto, Lindsey Pinto, Lizabeth Pinto, Lorne Pinto and Lesley Pinto.

At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics he was ranked 7th in the 100m and 9th in the 200m, handily beating his Pakistani opponents in both races. Lavy Pinto was a semi finalist in the 100 and 200 m with his friend Sohan Singh in the 800 m at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

1952 Helsinki Olympics 100m
1. (6400) Lindy Remigino (USA/1952)
2. (4000) Herbert McKenley (JAM/1952)
3. (2560=3200) McDonald Bailey (GBR(tri)/1948-52)
4. (1600) Dean Smith (USA/1952)
5. (1000) Vladimir Sukharyev (URS/1952)
6. (640=968) John Treloar (AUS/1948-52)
   fourth in semi-final
7. (328) Lavy Pinto (IND/1952)
8. (328=458) Rafael Fortún (CUB/1948-52)
   fifth in semi-final
9. (130) Alain Porthault (FRA/1952)
10. (130) William Jack (GBR/1952)
   sixth in semi-final
11. (52) Arthur Bragg (USA/1952)
12. (52) Theodorus Saat (NED/1952)
    fourth in quarter-final
13. (14.5) Jemadar Muhamad Aslam (PAK/1952)
14. (14.5=14.50) Étienne Bally (FRA/1948-52)
15. (14.5) Werner Zandt (GER/1952)

1952 Helsinki Olympics 200m
1. (6400=10400) Andy Stanfield (USA/1952-56)
2. (4000=6560) Thane Baker (USA/1952-56)
3. (2560) James Gathers (USA/1952)
4. (1600) McDonald Bailey (GBR/1952)
5. (1000=1640) Leslie Laing (JAM/1948-52)
6. (640=654.5) Gerardo Bönnhoff (ARG/1948-52)
   fourth in semi-final
7. (328=380) Rafael Fortún (CUB/1948-52)
8. (328) Werner Zandt (GER/1952)
   fifth in semi-final
9. (130) Lavy Pinto (IND/1952)
10. (130) Nicholas Stacey (GBR/1952)
    sixth in semi-final
11. (52=380) John Treloar (AUS/1948-52)
12. (52=66.5) Václav Jane?ek (TCH/1952-56)
     third in quarter-finals (13-18)
13. (10.76=10.76) Étienne Bally (FRA/1948-52)
14. (10.76) Edwin Carr (AUS/1952)
15. (10.76) Paul Dolan (IRL/1952)

Lavy's athletic accomplishments make all Goans proud,


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