Béla Las-Torres

Béla von Las-Torres (April 20, 1890 – October 12, 1915) was a Hungarian freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.[1] He was born in Budapest and died in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.[2]

Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Swimming
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 4x200m Freestyle

In the 1908 Olympics he won a silver medal as a member of a Hungarian 4x200 metre freestyle relay team. He also competed in the 400 metre freestyle event, reaching the semifinals. Four years later he was fifth in the 400 metre freestyle competition, did not finish in 1500 metre freestyle final, and was a member of Hungarian freestyle relay team, which didn't show up at the final of the 4x200 metre freestyle relay event. He was killed in action during World War I.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Béla von Las-Torres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Béla Las-Torres". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Records
Preceded by
Alajos Kenyery
Men's 400 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)

05 June 1912 – 14 July 1912
Succeeded by
George Hodgson