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Imre Földi

Full name: Imre Földi
Gender: Male
Height: 4-11 (150 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: May 8, 1938 in Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary
Affiliations: Tatabányai SC, Tatabánya (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Imre Földi is one of the best Hungarian weighlifters of all time. His first international medal came at the 1959 European Championships, when he claimed bronze in the bantamweight category. For well over a decade, Földi would be a fixture on international podiums. His first title came in the 1962 European Championships, held in front of a home crowd in Budapest. He added four more European overall titles (1963-featherweight, 1968, 1970, 1971), while also winning five golds in the individual disciplines of press, snatch and clean & jerk. After three silver medals at the World Championships, Földi first became the world's best in 1965. His greatest triumph came in 1972 when he won the Olympic gold medal (which doubled as World Championships) after earning a silver medal in 1964 and 1968 (in which he had only lost the gold on body weight). To boot, Földi won the press and the clean & jerk, registering an overall world record - one of his twenty records between 1961 and 1972. After this victory, Földi continued to compete, but with less success. In 1976, he did become the first weightlifter to compete in five Olympics, finishing in fifth place. A year later, an injury ended a career in which he collected 13 Hungarian national titles. Földi, who worked as a locksmith, was honored with induction into the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame in 1993, and in 2009 his home town Tatabánya renamed a local sports hall in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Hungary HUN 6
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Hungary HUN 2 Silver =WR
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Hungary HUN 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Hungary HUN 5

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 6 320.0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 2T 100.0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 10T 90.0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 90.0 o
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 95.0 x
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 95.0 x
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 4T 130.0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 125.0 x
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 125.0 o
1960 Summer 22 Roma Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 130.0 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 355.0
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 1 115.0
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 117.5 x
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 5T 102.5
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 2T 137.5
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 137.5 x
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 367.5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 1 122.5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 3T 105.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 2T 140.0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 140.0 o
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 142.5 x
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Hungary HUN 2nd Phase Summary 1 227.5
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 377.5
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press 1T 127.5
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #2 AC 127.5 x
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Military Press Lift #3 AC 127.5 o
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 2T 107.5
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 107.5 o
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 x
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 1T 142.5
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 142.5 x
1972 Summer 34 München Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 142.5 o
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Final Standings 5 245.0
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch 6T 105.0
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 x
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk 3 140.0
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 137.5 o
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Weightlifting Hungary HUN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 140.0 o
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