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András Törő

Full name: András István Törő
Nickname(s): Andy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 10, 1940 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary, USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Hungary HUN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Hungary HUN 4
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 6 h1r2/3
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h1r2/4

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Hungary Final Round 4 4:39.95
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Hungary Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:42.31
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing United States Repêchage 6 4:25.23
1972 Summer 32 München Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 5 4:39.92

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Hungary HUN Imre Farkas Final Round 1960-08-29 4:20.89
1960 Summer 20 Roma Canoeing Hungary HUN Imre Farkas Round One Heat Two 1960-08-26 4:29.42
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Chuck Lyda Repêchage Heat One 1976-07-29 4:04.96
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Chuck Lyda Round One Heat Two 1976-07-29 4:21.19