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Tore Holm

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTore Anton•Holm
Used nameTore•Holm
Born25 November 1896 in Gamleby, Västervik (SWE)
Died15 November 1977 in Gamleby, Västervik (SWE)
AffiliationsNSS, Norrköping (SWE) / KSSS, Saltsjöbaden, Nacka (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Tore Holm was the brother of Yngve Holm, who was a member of his crew in 1920. Tore participated as helmsman in a total of five Olympic Games, from 1920-48, and won two gold (1920, 1932) and two bronze medals (1928, 1948). He failed to medal at the 1936 Olympics, placing fourth after a disqualification in race six. In 1948 he secured the bronze medal despite another disqualification and a damaged rig.

In 1922, Holm graduated from the Stockholm Technical University as a civil engineer. He ran the most productive shipyard in Sweden, which he had inherited from his father in the early 1930s. Tore designed his successful Olympic boats Bissbi and Sif and many others.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Sailing 40 metres², Open Olympic Sif 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
1928 Summer Olympics Sailing 8 metres, Open Olympic Sylvia 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing 6 metres, Open Olympic Bissbi 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
1936 Summer Olympics Sailing 8 metres, Open Olympic Ilderim 4 Representing Sweden    
1948 Summer Olympics Sailing 6 metres, Open Olympic Ali-Baba II 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    

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