Béla Las-Torres

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The native form of this personal name is Las-Torres Béla. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Swimming
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 4x200m Freestyle

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. 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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Béla von Las-Torres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 

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

05 June 1912 – 14 July 1912
Succeeded by
George Hodgson