Emilio Homps

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Emilio Homps
Medal record
Sailing
Representing  Argentina
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1948 London 6 metre class

Emilio Carlos Homps (September 28, 1914 – November 2, 2012)[1][2] was an Argentine Olympic sailor who competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He won a silver medal in the 6 metre class event, alongside teammates Enrique Sieburger, Sr., Rufino Rodríguez de la Torre, Rodolfo Rivademar, Julio Sieburger, and Enrique Sieburger, Jr..[3] Born in San Pedro, Argentina, he was a member of the Yacht Club Olivos and received his Olympic ship, the Djinn, from the Argentine Navy. As a youth, he also swam, rowed, and played rugby union at the national level.[1] In 2006 he was awarded an honorary diploma from the city of Vicente López for his lifelong successes in sport.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emilo Homps: "Aprendí a navegar en la Laguna de San Pedro"" (in Spanish). Tablero Deportivo. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Falleció un histórico olímpico". Noticias (in Spanish). Comité Olímpico Argentino. 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (June 2016). "Emilio Homps Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.