Imre Foldi (1938-2017)

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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.

Imre Foldi

Imre Foldi

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5 Responses

  1. Csaba Kovacs, Tatabanya , Hungary says:

    Really sad news : Mr. Imre Foldi 1st weightlifting Olympic champion of Hungary died on 23/4/2017. R.I.P.

  2. сергей товбулатов says:

    Великий штангист, столько лет в одной весовой категории! Железный венгр!

  3. Семён Минакер says:

    Вечная память! Великий был человек и атлет!

  4. Леонид Павлюк says:

    Вечная память!

  5. владимир николаев says:

    Вечная память!!!

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