Eddy Ottoz      
 
Eddy enters in my Mexico City Olimpyc Games protagonists list because he was one of the greatest 110 m h athletes during 60th and the greatest athlete of my Region (Aosta Valley) ever. He was able to run two Olympic Games 110 m h finals: Tokyo 1964 where he arrived 4th and Mexico City 1968 where he took the bronze. 
 
With Peter Norman He was one of the few whites athletes able to compete with black ones in the short distance competitions.  
 
World famous was his sentence: "Italian men and russian women never shave before competition" 
 
Full name: Eddy Ottoz 
Gender: Male 
Height: 5'10" (179 cm) 
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg) 
Born: June 3, 1944 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Alpes-Maritimes, France 
Affiliations: CS Cogne Aosta/Pro Patria S.P. 
Country: ITA Italy  
   
Personal Best: 110H - 13.46 (1968).   
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy Ottoz - Budapest 1966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games  
  
 round one heat three.
 
 
 
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 
  
 round one heat three. 
 
Same picture of the previous one taken from a different point of view. 
 
Second one  from left is Juan Morales (Cuba) who tooks silver in the 4X100 meters relay 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 
  
  Last meters of the first semi-final. Eddy Ottoz, number 515, finishes second; the other racers, from the left, Juan Morales, Pierre Schoebel, Daniel Riedo, Hinrich John, Bo Forssander and the winner, Ervin Hall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 110H final  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 110H final
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 110H final
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willie Davenport wins Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 110H final and Eddy Ottoz (515) takes bronze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willie Davenport and Eddy Ottoz as they appear in a stamp taken from the previous picture
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willie Davenport wins Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games 110H final and Eddy Ottoz (515) takes bronze. 
 
N.727 is Bo Forssander (6th)  from Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy Ottoz and Willie Davenport  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The podium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The podium 
 
Eddy Ottoz receiving bronze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy during the 60th 
 
( 8 plus z) 
 
In Italian 8 means otto
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy during the 60th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy 40th years later
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eddy 40th years later