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Dave Thor

Full name: David Boyd "Dave" Thor
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: February 20, 1947 in Van Nuys, California, United States
Affiliations: Michigan State Spartans, East Lansing (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Dave Thor attended Michigan State University where he was Big 10 all-around champion for three straight years, 1966-68. He placed third in all-around at the NCAA Meet in 1966 and 1968, winning the Nissen Award in 1968, given to the nation’s top senior collegiate gymnast. Thor competed for the US at the 1967 Pan American Games, winning five medals, with a team gold, and four individual bronze medals in all-around, high bar, pommeled horse, and floor. He also competed at the 1967 World University Games, winning the all-around gold medal. Thor won two national titles, winning on pommels and floor in 1969, when he placed third in all-around.

Thor went into coaching, serving as an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State University, where he earned a masters’ degree. He then became head coach at Temple University. After leaving that post, Thor taught gymnastics in Sonoma County, California, but later settled in Utah where he taught high school math. He also became involved in hang gliding, and competed nationally in that sport. Thor was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 24
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 7
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 26T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 23T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 73 QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 41T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 47T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 7 QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 24 110.60 54.50 56.10

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 7

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 26T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 26T 18.45 9.15 9.30

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 23T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 23T 18.50 9.10 9.40

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 73 QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 73 18.00 8.70 9.30

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 41T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 41T 18.55 9.05 9.50

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 47T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 47T 18.00 9.00 9.00

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 7 QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 4T 19.10 9.50 9.60
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