Marco Torrès

Marco Torrès (22 January 1888 – 15 January 1963), born in Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria, was a French gymnast who competed in two Summer Olympic Games[1] - the 1912 Summer Olympics, where he finished seventh in the individual all-around competition and in the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he placed 2nd in the all-around and helped his team to a bronze medal.

Marco Torrès
Marco Torrès in 1909.png
Personal information
Country represented France
Born(1888-01-22)22 January 1888
Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria
Died15 January 1963(1963-01-15) (aged 74)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

He also had tremendous success at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships where he led his French team to victory in 1909 and where he became one of only 7 male gymnasts in history to become individual World All-Around Champion twice (1909 and 1913). He was also a formidable rival for Josef Čada, also World All-Around Champion (in 1907). Čada was twice World Champion on High Bar in 1911 and 1913, preceded by a silver on the apparatus in 1909; Torres placed just behind Čada on the apparatus, winning silver in 1911, but tying Čada for the title in 1913.

One of the very most successful of the earliest crops of career gymnasts at the World and Olympic level, additionally, like Čada, Torres was one of the few pre-World War I gymnasts who continued to compete (successfully) after the war.


  1. ^ "Marco Torrès". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 April 2021.

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