William Thoresson

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William Thoresson
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Personal information
Country represented  Sweden
Born (1932-05-31) 31 May 1932 (age 85)
Göteborg, Sweden
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Göteborgs Turnförening

Karl Tore William Thoresson (born 31 May 1932) is a retired Swedish gymnast. He competed at the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in all artistic gymnastics event and won two medals in the floor exercise: a gold in 1952 and a silver in 1956. He won another medal on the floor, a bronze, at the 1954 World Championships.[1][2]

In 2001 Thoresson was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ William Thoresson. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ William Thoresson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "William Thoresson, Sweden". International Gymnastics Hall of Fame