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András Törő

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndrás István•Törő
Used nameAndrás•Törő
Nick/petnamesAndy
Born10 July 1940 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements178 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsBudapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary United States

Biography

András Törő competed in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics while he was a Hungarian citizen, and won his Olympic medal while competing for that country. In 1962 he also won a World Championship in the C-1 10,000 meter event. But Törő defected from Hungary while at the 1964 Olympics and took up residence in Michigan. He earned a degree from the University of Michigan and began working as a naval architect and marine engineering consultant. He also began competing in canoe races in this country and when his citizenship came through in 1971, he was then eligible to compete for the United States Olympic team, which he has done twice – in 1972 and 1976. Törő also won four U.S. Championships, the C-1 in 1969 and C-2 in 1969-71.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Imre Farkas 3 Bronze Representing Hungary    
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 4 Representing Hungary    
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 6 h1 r2/3 Representing United States    
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Chuck Lyda 5 h1 r2/4 Representing United States    

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