Imre Foldi (1938-2017)
Sad news came from Hungary.
One of the best Olympic weightlifters of all times, Imre Foldi died on April 23, 2017.
He was 78 years old.
Imre Foldi was a true legend of the world and Hungarian Olympic weightlifting. He was the first Hungarian to win the Olympics in this sport. 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 Munich and silver medals in Tokyo and Montreal.
Imre was a 13-time national 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.
Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Imre Foldi.
R.I.P. to the Legend of Weightlifting.