Teófilo Yldefonso at the 1928 Olympics
|Full name||Teófilo E. Yldefonzo|
November 5, 1903|
Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
|Died||June 19, 1942
Capas, Tarlac, Philippines
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
Teófilo E. Yldefonzo (November 5, 1903 – June 19, 1942) was a Filipino breaststroke swimmer. He is the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win an Olympic medal, and the only Filipino to win multiple medals.
Born in Sitio Bayog, Bgy.4, Bimmanga, Piddig, Ilocos Norte, he began swimming at the Guisit River as a small boy. He started competing in 1921 and collected a total of 144 medals over the next 16 years. He won two bronze medals in the 200 m breaststroke event, at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, and placed 7th in 1936.
His daughter Norma Yldefonzo competed in 2nd Asian Games held in Manila, Philippines and won Silver medal in 100m butterfly event.
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