Great Olympians

Biographies - TOR


Ebeneser Þórarinsson

B. 1932-08-27, Fagrahvammi, Iceland; D. 2003-02-09
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 HP
Men's 18 km 40th 0.0001
Men's 4x10 km Relay 11th 16
16.0001


Vladimir Aleksandrovich Torban

B. 1932-12-10, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2011-08-19
Basketball (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Bernt Sigurd Torberntsson

B. 1929-04-20, Kungälv, Sweden; D. 2017-05-30
Rowing
1948 1952 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs Rep:2nd SF:2nd 755
755


Hilmar Þorbjörnsson

B. 1934-10-23, Reykjavík, Iceland; D. 1999-01-29
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 1960 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:3rd R1:4th 0.0305
0.0305


Émile Torchebeuf

B. 1876-07-17, Paris, France; D. 1950-11-29
Track and Field (1 bronze)
1900 HP
Men's Standing Long Jump bronze 3840
3840

Olympic Competitor nr 1022


Eysteinn Þórðarson

B. 1934-03-03, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland; D. 2009-12-24
Alpine Skiing
1956 1960 HP
Men's Downhill 37th 0.0004
Men's Giant Slalom 56th 27th 0.04
Men's Slalom 26th 17th 4.064
4.1044


Úlfar Þórðarson

B. 1911-08-02, Kleppur, Iceland; D. 2002-02-28
Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 7.25
7.25


Pietro Tordera

B. 1885, represented Italy
Freestyle Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) R1 102
102


Jozef Töre

B. 1933-06-18, Filakovo, Slovakia, represented Czechoslovakia
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Lightweight (-60 kg) R2 1.02
1.02


Knut Torell

Olympic Competitor nr 6000


Carl-Axel Torén

Olympic Competitor nr 6708


Aage Torgensen

B. 1900-04-17, Aarhus, Denmark; D. 1932-05-28
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Freestyle Wrestling
1920 1924 HP
GR Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) Rep2 2617.5
GR Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) R2
FR Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) BrSF 600
3217.5


Einar Torgersen

Olympic Competitor nr 7107


Tor Olav Torgersen

B. 1928-03-20, Drammen, Norway
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's Marathon 26th 0.096
0.096


Erich Torggler

B. 1899-05-11, Kufstein, Autria; D. 1938-10-22
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event 2 entries 7.448
7.448


(Josef) Gunnar Torhamn

B. 1894-12-21, Torhamn, Sweden; D. 1965-02-02
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - Paintings AC 3.724
3.724


Simeon Toribio

B. 1905-09-03, Lobve, Philippines; D. 1969-06-05
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's High Jump fourth bronze 12th 6300
6300


Torii Mitsuko

B. 1943-08-09, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Women's High Jump QU:23rd 0.384
0.384


Torii Yoshimasa

B. 1942-04-14, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's Pole Vault R1:24th 0.24
0.24


Elsa Lempi Torikka

B. 1930-12-19, Jaala, Finland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's Javelin Throw 17th 6
6


Toriyabe Kenji

B. 1943-02-16, Hokkaido, Japan
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 10th 50
50


Selahattin Torkal

B. 1925, İstanbul, Turkey; D. 2010-11-16
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team (QF) 287
287


Torleif Torkildsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6094


Valbjörn Þorláksson

B. 1934-06-09, Siglufjörður, Iceland; D. 2009-12-03
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Pole Vault QU:14th 24
Men's Decathlon 12th dnf 60.0038
84.0038


Torma Ágnes

B. 1951-08-05, Budapest, Hungary
Volleyball
1972 1976 1980 HP
Women's Team fifth fourth fourth 2310
2310


(Vojslav) Bela Torma

B. 1930-04-09, from Beograd, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) 12th 60
60


Július Torma

B. 1922-03-07, Budapest, Hungary, competed for Czechoslovakia while affiliated to Dukla Praha; D. 1991-10-23 in Praha
Boxing (1 gold)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) gold QF 14152.5
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) QF
14152.5

Born in Budapest, Hungary, so he might be Slovakian, but considering he competed for (Dukla) Praha, and that he died in Praha in 1991 (after the split of Czechoslovakia), I list him as Czech.


Joiko Sihveri Törmänen

B. 1954-04-10, Rovaniemi, Finland; D. 2015-01-03
Ski Jumping (1 gold)
1976 1980 HP
Men's Normal Hill 14th 8th 272
Men's Large Hill 10th gold 6500
6772


Richard Gino Tormen Méndez

B. 1951-10-10, represented Chile
Cycling - Track
1976 HP
Men's Sprint Rep2Fin 195
Men's 1000 m Time Trial 16th 9.6
204.6


Helge Aatos Törn

B. 1928-12-15, Helsinki, Finland
Cycling - Track
1952 HP
Men's Sprint Rep:5th 0.102
0.102


Laszlo "Les" Tornallyay

B. 1931-08-14, from NSW, represented Australia; D. 2009-07-26
Fencing
1964 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual R1:6th -4.26
Men's Sabre, Team R1:4th 6.4
6.400026


Hans Törnblom

B. 1888-12-22, Eksjö, Sweden; D. 1973-07-15
Fencing
1920 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R1:9th 0.0000001
Men's Épée, Individual R1:7th 0.000000037
0.000000137


Gösta Törner

B. 1895-07-10, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1971-02-15
Gymnastics (1 gold)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, Swedish system gold 1600
1600


Luigi, Marchio Tornielli di Borgolavezzaro

B. 1889, represented Italy
Bobsleigh
1924 HP
Men's Four/Five dnf 120
120


Ander Lennart Törnkvist

B. 1920-03-04, Mora, Sweden; D. 1986-01-21
Cross-Country Skiing
1948 1952 HP
Men's 50 km fifth 10th 1100
1100


Ivan Törnmarck

Olympic Competitor nr 5053


Nelson Charles Torno

B. 1927-11-10, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shooting
1968 1972 HP
Rapid−Fire Pistol 44th 48th 0.00002784
0.00002784


Konrad Törnqvist

Olympic Competitor nr 5365


Gustaf Törnros

Olympic Competitor nr 3132


Svante Törnvall Strömsten

B. 1916-07-10, Coquimbo, Chile; D. 2004-03-01
Aquatics - Water Polo
1948 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 5.38
5.38


Törő András István

B. 1940-07-10, Budapest, Hungary, represented the USA in 1972 and 1976
Canoeing - Canadian Sprint (1 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 1000 metres fourth Rep:6th 2460
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000 metres bronze Rep:5th 3207.5
5667.5


Luis Toro

B. 1925-09-21, represented Venezuela
Cycling - Track
1952 HP
Men's Sprint Rep:3rd 3.435
Men's Team Pursuit QU:20th 0.75
4.185


Török Ferenc

B. 1935-08-03, Csillaghegy, Hungary
Modern Pentathlon (2 gold, 1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Individual gold 12th 8050
Team bronze gold 2240
10290


Török Gábor

B. 1936-05-30, Alsónémedi, Hungary; D. 2004-01-04
Football (1 bronze)
1960 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Gavrila Törok

B. 1919-05-07, Timisoara, Romania
Aquatics - Water Polo
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 0.98
0.98


Török Győző

B. 1935-05-22, Miskolc, Hungary; D. 1987-04-11
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.60
-24.60


Török Gyula

B. 1938-01-24, Kispest, Hungary; D. 2014-01-12
Boxing (1 gold)
1960 1964 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) gold 9601.02
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R1
9601.02


Török Ottó

B. 1937-11-01, Csillaghegy, Hungary
Modern Pentathlon (1 bronze)
1964 HP
Men's Individual 26th 0.08
Men's Team bronze 640
640.08


Török Zoltán

B. 1899-08-12, Tulghes, now in Romania, represented Hungary; D. 1970-02-12
Rowing
1924 1928 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:3rd Rep2 624
624


Sándor, Count Török de Szendro

Olympic Competitor nr 2483


Tőrös Olga

B. 1914-08-04, Debrecen, Hungary; D. 2015-02-16
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Women's Team combined bronze 1280
1280


Davit Torosyan

B. 1950-09-23, Yerevan, Armenia, represented the Soviet Union
Boxing (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) bronze 3120
3120


Hannes Torpo

B. 1901-01-21, Keikyä, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1980-09-10
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Shot Put fourth 2400
2400


Domingo Torralva Ponsa

B. 1900, represented Chile
Tennis
1924 HP
Men's Singles R1 0.00000000019
Men's Doubles R2 0.52
0.52000000019


Luis Torralva Ponsa

B. 1902, represented Chile
Tennis
1924 HP
Men's Singles R2 0.00027
Men's Doubles R2 0.52
0.52027


John "Jack" Torrance

B. 1912-06-20, Weathersby, Miss., USA; D. 1969-11-10
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Shot Put fifth 1500
1500


Rosa Torras i Buxeda

B. 1895-01-01, Barcelona, Spain; D. 1986-08-23
Tennis
1924 HP
Women's Singles R3 65.94
Women's Doubles R2 81
Mixed Doubles R1 1.47
148.41


Enrico Torre

B. 1901-10-07, Bagni di Lucca, Italy; D. 1975
Athletics
1924 1928 HP
Men's 100 m QF:6th 0.0036
Men's Long Jump 25th 0.15
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:3rd R1:3rd 136
136.1536


Gwendolyn Lenna "Gwen" Torrence

B. 1965-06-12, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Track & Field (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 HP
Women's 100 m fifth fourth bronze 5676
Women's 200 m sixth gold - 7040
Women's 4 x 100 m - gold gold 3200
Women's 4 x 400 m - silver - 1000
16916


Peter John Forster Torrens

B. 1934-02-28, represented Great Britain; D. 2007-10
Alpine Skiing
1956 HP
Men's Slalom dnf -13.16
-13.16


Manuel Torrente

B. 1908-06-07, represented Argentina
Fencing
1936 1948 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:6th 0.455
Men's Foil, Team SF:4th SF:4th 164
164.455


Adán Mario Torres

B. 1923-09-11, Córdoba, Argentina
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 800 m R1:5th 0.043
0.043


Alberto Sebastian Torres de la Mota

B. 1934-02-20, Concepción de la Vega, Dominican Republic; D. 1999-04-17
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:6th R1:53rd 0.000000426
Men's 200 metres R1:42nd -4.40
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:19th 0.4
0.400040426


Andrés Torres

B. 1948-05-03, Corozal, Puerto Rico
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R32 1.02
1.02


Ángel María Torres Lasso

B. 1952-05-08, La Paila, Colombia
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


António Gonçalves Torres

from Caminha, represented Portugal
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxed Fours QF:2nd 127.5
127.5


Arturo Torres Carrasco

B. 1906-10-20, Coronel, Chile; D. 1987-04-20
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team prel. 2
2


Carmen Torres

B. 1948-07-16, represented the Philippines
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 4x100 m Relay R1:dnf 2.5
2.5


Dara Torres

B. 1967-04-15, Los Angeles, California, USA
Swimming (4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze)
1984 1988 1992 2000 2008 HP
50 m Free-style - - - bronze silver 7216
100 m Free-style - 7th - bronze 2960
100 m Butterfly - - - bronze 2560
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold bronze gold gold silver 12880
4 x 100 m Medley Relay - (silver) - gold silver 3330
28946

Member of the American relay team that won gold in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Sydney.
After making the American teams from 1984 to 1992, she returned out of retirement to have her best olympics in 2000, finally also managing individual medals.
And then she added a fifth medal in the relays in 2008, aged 41.


Duilio Torres

B. 1882-08-14, Venezia, Italy; D. 1969-06
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Architecture - unknown event AC 73.37
73.37


Edwin Torres

B. 1946-12-29, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Cycling - Track
1968 HP
Men's Sprint Rep1:2nd -2.34
Men's Time Trial 20th 1.5
1.5034


(Pedro) Emilio Torres

B. 1910-04-29, represented Colombia
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:11th 0.000043
0.000043


Enrique Torres Larrauri

B. 1938, represented Cuba
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:2nd 162.5
162.5


Enrique Torres Valdez

B. 1928-07-31, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Shooting
1964 1968 HP
Rapid−Fire Pistol 48th -5.38
Men's Free Pistol 35th -2.15
0.00150384


Fernando Torres-(Quevedo y) Polanco

B. 1898-10-27, Madrid, Spain; D. 1971-07-30
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 164
164


Fernando Torres Velásquez

B. 1941-12-14, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Weightlifting
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 11th 111.6
Men's Middle−Heavyweight (-90 kg) 15th 22nd
111.6


Guillermo Torres

B. 1937-12-16, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico
Basketball
1960 HP
Men's Team 12th 20
20


Hugo Ricardo Torres Ocampo

B. 1945-07-09, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Ismael Héctor Torres

B. 1952-03-27, represented Argentina; D. 2003-10-21
Cycling - Track
1972 HP
Men's Team Pursuit QU:16th 4.8
4.8


José Torres

B. 1903, Chihuahua, Mexico
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's Marathon 35th 0.0015
0.0015


José Louis Torres

B. 1936-05-03, Playa Ponce, Puerto Rico, represented the USA; D. 2009-01-19 in Puerto Rico
Boxing (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Light Middleweight (-71 kg) silver 6000
6000


José Torres P.

represented Chile

Olympic Competitor nr 5655


Juan Torres Martínez

B. 1936-06-23, La Habana, Cuba
Weightlifting
1960 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 15th 15
15


Marco Torrès

B. 1888-01-22, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, represented France
Gymnastics
1912 1920 HP
Men's Individual combined 7th silver 5500
Men's Team combined, European system bronze 640
6140

Olympic Competitor nr 6498


Miquel Torres i Barnades

B. 1946-01-24, Sabadell, Spain
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:23rd R1:10th 100.256
Men's 400 metres Individual Medley R1:19th 1.6
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay R1:14th 4
105.856


Regla Radameris Torres Herrera

B. 1975-02-12, La Habana, Cuba
Volleyball (3 gold)
1992 1996 2000 HP
Women's Team gold gold gold 19200
19200

Member of the Cuban Volleyball team that won gold at Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
At 17 she was the youngest on the team in Barcelona, so she had a few more Olympics to come.


Santiago Torres Blanco

B. 1882, represented Argentina
Fencing
1924 HP
Men's Sabre, Team SF:3rd 205
205


(Pascual) Servilio Torres Pérez

B. 1938-05-14, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba
Shooting
1972 HP
Skeet 24th 0.24
0.24


Gaspare Torretta

Olympic Competitor nr 2864


Arnulfo Torrevillas

B. 1939-08-15, represented the Philippines
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Owen Cates Torrey, Jr.

B. 1925-10-31, New York, NY, USA; D. 2001-02-13
Sailing (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Two-Person Keelboat (Swallow) bronze 3200
3200


Armido Torri

B. 1938-11-05, Oliveto Lario, Italy
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Eights sixth 320
320


Bibi Torriani

B. 1911-10-01, St. Moritz, Switzerland; D. 1988-09-03
Ice Hockey (2 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 1948 HP
Men's Team bronze R1:4th bronze 2825.46
2825.46

He was the coach of the Swiss team in 1952 and of the Italian team in 1956.


Liliana "Lilia" Torriani

B. 1920, Genova, Italy; D. 2003
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Women's Team All-Around 8th 128
128


Raúl A. Torrieri Dicono

B. 1944-08-07, Carmelo, Uruguay
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:2nd 340
340


Jesper Tørring

B. 1947-09-27, Randers, Denmark
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles R1:27th 0.06
Men's Long Jump QU:nm -3.96
Men's High Jump 8th 384
384.06096


Berger Torrissen

B. 1901-09-16, Sørreisa, Norway; D. 1991-02-28
Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined
1936 HP
Men's 18 kilometres 45th 0.00001
Men's 50 kilometres 27th 0.04
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 11th 16
Men's Nordic Combined 28th 0.0256
16.06561


Horatio Torromé

Olympic Competitor nr 4879

He was born in Rio de Janeiro of an Argentine father and a Brazilian mother, and he lived in London at the time. Although he had represented Britain in world championships before, he chose to represent Argentina at the Olympics.


Juan Rafael Torruella del Valle, Sr.

B. 1933-06-07, San Juan, Puerto Rico; D. 2020-10-26
Sailing
1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) 31st 0.4916
Two−Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 28th 27th
Three−Person Keelboat (Soling) 22nd
0.4916


Radamés Torruella del Valle

B. 1940-09-28, San Juan, Puerto Rico; D. 2016-02-07
Sailing
1968 HP
Two−Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 28th 0.032
0.032


Viktor Vasilyevich Torshin

B. 1948-03-21, Berlin, Germany, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1993-08-20 in Minsk, Belarus
Shooting (1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Rapid-Fire Pistol bronze 11th 3936
3936

His father served in the military, which is why he was born in Germany. He started Sport shooting in Orenburg, Russia, but he died in (by then independent) Belarus. The Russian-language Wikipedia calls him Belarussian and so shall I.


Wilhem Törsleff

B. 1906-11-26, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1998-01-18
Sailing (1 bronze)
1928 HP
8 metres Class bronze 1280
1280


Ágústa Þorsteinsdóttir

B. 1942-04-17, Reykjavík, Iceland; D. 2008-08-21
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R1:22nd 0.4
0.4


(Þórarinn) Ingi Þorsteinsson

B. 1930-02-24, Reykjavik, Iceland; D. 2006-03-23
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 110m Hurdles R1:4th 1.169
Men's 400m Hurdles R1:5th 0.0014
Men's 4x100m Relay R1:dq 0.1
1.2704


Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson

B. 1947-07-27, represented Iceland
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:6th -4.21
0.000021


Mathias Torstensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6863


Francisco Tortellá Rebassa

B. 1937-09-02, Sineu, Spain
Cycling - Track
1960 HP
Men's Sprint Rep1:2nd 0.179
Men's Team Pursuit R1:9th 120
120.179


Jayne Torvill

B. 1957-10-07, Nottingham, England, Great Britain
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 silver)
1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 HP
Ice Dance fifth gold bronwe 14562.5
14562.5

Three times together with Christopher Dean.


Finnbjörn Þorvaldsson

B. 1924-05-25, Hnifsdalur, Iceland, then part of Denmark; D. 2018-07-09
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 100 m R1:5th 0.00000068
Men's 4x100 m Relay R1:4th 17
Men's Long Jump 14th 24
41.00000068


Written 2000-12-03 - last modified 2022-08-07

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