Teofilo YLDEFONSO

Philippines PHI

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Amsterdam 1928
  • Year of Birth
    1903
Olympic Results

Biography

Teofilo YLDEFONSO

After winning bronze medals in the 200 m breaststroke in 1928 and 1932, Teófilo Yldefonso competed again in 1936 and placed seventh. He was the first Filipino to win an Olympic medal. His swimming career, which started in his local Guisit River, spanned a 16-year period.

In World War II Yldefonso fought as a lieutenant against the Japanese and survived the Bataan Death March in 1942, one of the greatest war crimes by the Japanese. A short time later, he died in a concentration camp near Capas from the effects of an injury caused by shrapnel. His remains were never recovered. His daughter Norma won a silver medal in swimming at the Asian Games in 1954. In 2006, in his home town of Piddig in the northern part of the Philippines’ main island Luzon a statue was unveiled in his honor.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

#7
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
#DNS
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

B
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

B
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
#DNS
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming