Carl-Axel Torén

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Carl-Axel Torén
Carl-Axel Torén SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born 8 March 1887
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 21 October 1961 (aged 74)
Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Sport Horse riding
Club K3 IF, Skövde

Carl-Axel Oscar Torén (8 March 1887 – 21 October 1961) was a Swedish Army officer and horse rider who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He finished 13th in the individual jumping event with his horse Falken.[1]

Torén was a son of the Major General Gabriel Torén (1858–1919) from the Svea Artillery Regiment. He also became a career military officer. He first trained in sprint running, but then changed to horse riding, as his father was an equestrian official and organizer of equestrian events at the 1912 Olympics. Torén had four brothers. One of them, Helge (1891–1954), competed internationally in middle-distance running and held a national record over 800 m.[2]

Torén became colonel in the reserve in 1940.[3]

Awards and decorations[edit]


  1. ^ Carl-Axel Torén.
  2. ^ Carl-Axel Torén. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b c d Sveriges statskalender för året 1955 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Fritzes offentliga publikationer. 1955. p. 382. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Torén, Carl-Axel, Vem är det : Svensk biografisk handbok (1957), a Swedish biographic dictionary