Karoly Ecser (1931-2005) was the strongest Hungarian super heavyweight of the 1960s. He was a part of the famous “Magnificent Seven” team that propelled Hungary to one of the best weightlifting teams in the world at the time.
Ecser was a Hungarian Olympian. He took the fifth place at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964. The next year he won a bronze medal at the 1965 World Championships with the 522.5kg total.
Karoly Ecser won a gold medal at the 1965 European Championships, 2 silver European medals (1962, 1964) and a bronze European medal in 1961.
Karoly Ecser was the first Hungarian lifter to join the Club 500. His personal best was 522.5kg total reached on November 3, 1965 in Teheran.
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