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Thor Henning

Full name: Thor Bernhard Henning
Nickname(s): Tossan
Gender: Male
Born: September 13, 1894 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 7, 1967 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: SK Neptun, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

“Tossan” Henning came from a famous sports family. His father, Bernhard Henning, was the chairman of the Neptun swimming club and was a board member of the Swedish Swimming Federation from 1912-16. Henning was a versatile swimmer specializing in breaststroke. His first Olympic medal came in 1912 with a silver in the 400 m breaststroke. Despite illness, he managed to claim another two silver medals at Antwerpen in 1920, both behind his fellow countryman [Håkan Malmström]. Four years later in Paris, Henning competed in the 4 x 200 m relay, but was only active in the heats. He was a multiple Swedish champion in the 200 and 400 metre breaststrokes and won a total of 21 Swedish championships. In 1911 his 6:28.75 min was a world record for the 400 breast. Henning also won five national championships in lifesaving. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1992.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE AC r3/3 DNF
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Men's 400 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 400 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1924 Summer 29 Paris Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 29 Paris Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 3 h2 r2/3

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 29 Paris Swimming Sweden SWE Round One Heat Two 1

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Final AC DNF
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 3:10.4
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 2 Q 3:14.0
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Final 2 3:09.2
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 3 q 3:16.0
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Four 1 Q 3:12.8
1924 Summer 29 Paris Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 3:05.0
1924 Summer 29 Paris Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 2 Q 3:02.4

Men's 400 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Final 2 6:35.6
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 6:32.0
1912 Summer 17 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 6:52.4
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Final 2 6:45.2
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat Two 1T Q 6:45.0
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 1 Q 6:46.2
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