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Imre Polyák

Full name: Imre Polyák
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: April 16, 1932 in Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary
Died: November 15, 2010
Affiliations: Újpesti TE, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Imre Polyák won medals at four consecutive Olympic Games (1952-64), making him only the second wrestler, after Eino Leino (FIN), to achieve this. Polyák also won three Greco-Roman World Championships, in 1955, 1958, and 1962, and placed second at the Worlds in 1961 and 1963. In his native Hungary he won 12 individual national titles, and two team titles. Polyák was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in both 1958 and 1962. After his wrestling career ended he coached at the Hungarian club Ujpest. He is a member of the wrestling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Hungary HUN 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 1952-07-24 1-1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Round Match #2 AC 1952-07-27 Polyák (HUN)
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five 3 1952-07-27 6
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five Match #1 2 1952-07-27 Punkin (URS) fall (1:26), Polyák (HUN) 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 2 1952-07-27 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #2 1 1952-07-27 Polyák (HUN) decision (2-1), Al-Rashid (EGY) 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 2T 1952-07-26 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #2 1 1952-07-26 Polyák (HUN) decision (3-0), Gondzik (POL) 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 3T 1952-07-25 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #2 1 1952-07-25 Polyák (HUN) decision (3-0), Håkansson (SWE) 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 1T 1952-07-24 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #1 1 1952-07-24 Polyák (HUN) fall (2:31), Girón (GUA) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Standings 2 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Polyák (HUN) decision (2-1), Dzeneladze (URS)
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five 3 1956-12-06 5
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five Match #1 2 1956-12-06 Mäkinen (FIN) decision (2-1), Polyák (HUN) 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 1T 1956-12-05 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #2 1 1956-12-06 Polyák (HUN) fall (4:38), Sille (TUR) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 2T 1956-12-05 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #1 1 1956-12-05 Polyák (HUN) decision (3-0), Popescu (ROU) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 3 1956-12-04 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #2 1 1956-12-04 Polyák (HUN) decision (3-0), Rice (USA) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 3T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #2 1 1956-12-03 Polyák (HUN) decision (2-1), Trippa (ITA) 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 2 1960-08-31 Sille (TUR) decision, Polyák (HUN)
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Six 1 1960-08-31 3
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Six Match #1 1 1960-08-31 Polyák (HUN) decision, Şulţ (ROU) 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five 1 1960-08-31 2
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five Match #2 1 1960-08-31 Polyák (HUN) decision, Tóth (TCH) 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 1 1960-08-30 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #1 1 1960-08-30 Polyák (HUN) decision, Vyrupayev (URS) 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 1 1960-08-29 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #2 1 1960-08-29 Polyák (HUN) fall (8:27), Mahassine (MAR) 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 1T 1960-08-27 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #13 AC 1960-08-27 Polyák (HUN) 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 1T 1960-08-26 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #12 1 1960-08-26 Polyák (HUN) fall (6:10), Gološin (YUG) 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Standings 1 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Final Round Match #1 1T 1964-10-19 Rurua (URS) , Polyák (HUN) draw
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five 1 1964-10-19 1
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Five Match #3 AC 1964-10-19 Polyák (HUN) 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four 1 1964-10-19 1
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Four Match #6 1 1964-10-19 Polyák (HUN) default, Marte (AUT) 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three 1 1964-10-18 1
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Three Match #9 1 1964-10-18 Polyák (HUN) fall (4:39), Galaktopoulos (GRE) 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two 2T 1964-10-17 1
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round Two Match #8 1 1964-10-17 Polyák (HUN) fall (4:39), Kim (KOR) 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One 6T 1964-10-16 1
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Wrestling Hungary HUN Round One Match #12 1 1964-10-16 Polyák (HUN) decision, Finley (USA) 1