Tor HENNING

Sweden SWE

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    3 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1894
Olympic Results

Biography

Tor HENNING

“Tossan” Henning came from a famous sports family. His father, Bernhard Henning, was the chairman of the Neptun swimming club and was a board member of the Swedish Swimming Federation from 1912-16. Henning was a versatile swimmer specializing in breaststroke. His first Olympic medal came in 1912 with a silver in the 400 m breaststroke. Despite illness, he managed to claim another two silver medals at Antwerpen in 1920, both behind his fellow countryman Håkan Malmström. Four years later in Paris, Henning competed in the 4 x 200 m relay, but was only active in the heats. He was a multiple Swedish champion in the 200 and 400 metre breaststrokes and won a total of 21 Swedish championships. In 1911 his 6:28.75 min was a world record for the 400 breast. Henning also won five national championships in lifesaving. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1992.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

#3 h2 r2/3
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
B
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

S
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
S
400 metres Breaststroke
400 metres Breaststroke Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#DNF
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
S
400 metres Breaststroke
400 metres Breaststroke Swimming