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Simeon Toribio

Full name: Simeon Galvez Toribio
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Born: September 3, 1905 in Lobve, Bohol, Philippines
Died: June 5, 1969
Affiliations: Silliman University, Dumaguete (PHI) / Mapúa Cardinals, Manila (PHI)
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After his success at the 1932 Games, Simeon Toribio was selected as the Filipino flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony in Berlin. From 1921-34, he won five gold medals (1921, 1923, 1927, 1930, 1934) at the Far Eastern Games, the precursor to today’s Asian Games. In 1930 he was awarded the title “Asia’s Greatest Athlete.” He later became a lawyer and Congressional representative for the province of Bohol in the Parliament of the Philippines from 1941-53. During the War, he narrowly escaped being arrested by the Japanese Military Police. The Japanese officer saw one of his souvenirs from a competition in Japan, and because of that and the fact that it was the emperor’s birthday, Toribio was released.

Personal Best\: HJ – 2.00 (1930).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump Philippines PHI 4
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Men's High Jump Philippines PHI 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Men's High Jump Philippines PHI 12T

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Philippines Final Round 4 1.91
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round Group A 1T 1.83
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Philippines Final Standings 3 1.97
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.90 metres NP o
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.94 metres NP xxo
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.97 metres NP xxo
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Philippines Final Round 2.00 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Final Round 12T 1.85
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.70 metres NP o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.80 metres NP xo
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.85 metres NP o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Final Round 1.90 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.85
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round Group One 1T 1.85
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1.60 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1.70 metres NP xo
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1.80 metres NP o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Philippines Qualifying Round 1.85 metres NP xo
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