At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Torok competed in the flyweight class as a member of Hungary's boxing team. He outpointed Rocky Gattellari of Australia (an Italian immigrant) in their quarterfinal bout, and then defeated Abdelmonem Elguindi in the semifinals. Torok then won the gold medal by defeating Sergei Sivko of the Soviet Union in the final (a 3-2 decision).
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Jan. 24, 1938
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
The Complete Book of the Olympics, by David Wallechinsky (New York: Viking, 1988)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960