Imre Foldi


One of the best Olympic weightlifters of all times, Imre Foldi was the first Hungarian to win the Olympics in this sport.

Despite of a physical disability, Imre Foldi competed at five Summer Olympics – in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976. He brought home medal from three of them. He won gold medal in Munoch and silver medals in Tokyo and Montreal.

Imre is a 13-times champion of Hungary. At 13 World championships that Foldi competed in. he won 16 gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Foldi set 21 world records – 15 in the press and 6 in the total.

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