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Alberto Torres

Full name: Alberto Sebastian Torres de la Mota
Nickname(s): El Gringo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: February 20, 1934 in Concepción de la Vega, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Died: April 17, 1999 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Affiliations: Distrito Nacional
Country: DOM Dominican Republic
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sprinter Alberto Torres was the first athlete from the Dominican Republic to compete in the Olympics, bearing the flag of the the country's inaugural Olympic team at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Torres, who competed in his second Olympics in Mexico, was honoured as a torch bearer at the opening of the 1974 Central American and Carribean Games in Santo Domingo. In 1979, he was inducted in the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.3 (1968); 200 – 21.4 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres Dominican Republic DOM 6 h10r1/4
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 200 metres Dominican Republic DOM 5 h6 r1/4
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Dominican Republic DOM 7 h1 r1/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Dominican Republic Round One Heat Ten 6 10.9 10,93

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Dominican Republic Round One Heat Six 5 21.9 21.99

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Dominican Republic DOM Round One Heat One 7 41.4 41.48
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