Imre Foldi (Hungary): Going For the World Record in Szombathely
History in Color:
June 21, 1970, Szombathely, Hungary – One of all-time best Olympic weightlifters, legendary Imre Foldi of Team Hungary is preparing to press a new world record (127.5kg) in the 56kg weight class at the 1970 European Championships in Szombathely.
By the end of the competitions of the bantamweights, Foldi won a gold medal with a new world record in total – 372.5kg (127.5+105+140).
He did press 127.5kg and bypassed his own world record by 2.5kg but it never became an official record. At the post world records weigh-in procedure, his bodyweight was slightly above the top bantamweight border line.