Imre Földi

Hungarian weightlifter

Imre Földi (8 May 1938 – 23 April 2017) was a Hungarian weightlifter. Competing at a record of five Olympic Games, he won a gold medal in 1972 and silver medals in 1964 and 1968.[2]

Imre Földi
Imre Földi 1964.jpg
Imre Földi at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityHungarian
Born(1938-05-08)8 May 1938
Kecskemét, Hungary
Died23 April 2017(2017-04-23) (aged 78)
Tatabánya, Hungary[1]
OccupationLocksmith[2]
Height1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight56 kg (123 lb)[2]
Sport
CountryHungary
SportWeightlifting
ClubTatabányai Bányász
Turned pro1955
Retired1978
Updated on 23 August 2014.

During his career he set 21 world records, and after his retirement he coached his daughter to become a European champion. Földi earned numerous awards for his results and achievements, most notably he was named Weightlifter of the Century by the International Weightlifting Federation and was elected for Sportsperson of the Nation in Hungary.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Meghalt Földi Imre, a Nemzet Sportolója" (in Hungarian). index.hu. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Imre Földi Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.

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