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Marco Torrès

Full name: Marco Torrès
Other name(s): Marcos Torrès Candela
Gender: Male
Born: January 22, 1888 in Sidi Bel Abbès, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: January 15, 1963 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Affiliations: Oran
Country: FRA France
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Marco Torrès grew up as the son of a blacksmith in Oran, Algeria. He placed seventh in the individual all-around gymnastics in 1912, and in 1920 won the silver medal in the same event and added a bronze medal in the team event (European system). At the World Championships in 1909 and 1913 he won three gold medals each, in the all-around (individual and team), the rings and the horizontal bar adding four silver medals in this period, and therefore, was one of the favorites for the Antwerp Olympics. Torrès also won French all-around titles in 1912 and 1913. His last major international success was a bronze medal with the French team in the all-around at the 1922 World Championships. His parents came from Spain and his Spanish name was Torrès Candela.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around France FRA 7T
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around France FRA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around France FRA 3 Bronze

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics France Final Standings 7T 127.00
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics France Horizontal Bar NP 30.25
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics France Parallel Bars NP 35.00
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics France Rings NP 31.00
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Gymnastics France Pommelled Horse NP 30.75
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Gymnastics France Final Standings 2 87.62

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Gymnastics France FRA Final Standings 3 340.100
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