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Ralph Therrio

Full name: Ralph Phillip Therrio
Nickname(s): Crazy Horse
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 12, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Ralph Therrio was a pure track sprinter, who competed almost exclusively on the track. He was US Junior Champion in the sprint in 1971, and was California Junior sprint champion in 1970-72. Therrio raced the tandem sprint at the 1972 Olympics and the team pursuit in 1976. In 1975 Therrio won a gold medal in the team pursuit at the Pan American Games. He later became involved in human powered racing, setting world records for the 200 metre flying start in April 1977, with 9.060 (79.47 km/hr), bettering that in 1979 with 8.99, although that mark was not ratified. In April 1977 Therrio also posted a world record for the 500 metre flying start with 23.32 (77.19 km/hr).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 18 München Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres United States USA 2 h3 r2/5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 10

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 18 München Cycling United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Three 2
1972 Summer 18 München Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Four 2

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
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