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Ferenc Paragi

Full name: Ferenc Paragi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: August 21, 1953 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 21, 2016
Affiliations: Csepel SC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ferenc Paragi first became noticed internationally in 1972 when he broke the world junior record for the javelin, throwing 80.06. He was Hungarian Champion in 1975-77, 1979, and 1982. In July 1977 he became the second Hungarian to surpass 90 metres, with 90.40. In April 1980 Paragi broke the world record with a mark of 96.72. He struggled at major internationals, never winning a medal at the Olympics or European Championships. Paragi later became a coach, and in Hungary directed the Hercules program to train young javelin throwers.

Personal Best: JT – 96.72 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Hungary HUN 20 QR
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Hungary HUN 10

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 20 77.48
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A 11 77.48
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round One 11 73.54
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 11 77.48 77.48
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 75.76
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Final Round 10 79.52
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Final Round Round One NP foul
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Two 11 75.46 75.46
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Final Round Round Three 10 79.52 79.52
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round 1 QU 88.76
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Two 14 72.60 72.60
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Athletics Hungary Qualifying Round Round Three NP 88.76
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