One of the best Olympic weightlifters of all times, Imre Foldi was the first Hungarian to win the Olympics in this sport.
Despite of a physical disability, Imre Foldi competed at five Summer Olympics – in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976. He brought home medal from three of them. He won gold medal in Munoch and silver medals in Tokyo and Montreal.
Imre is a 13-times champion of Hungary. At 13 World championships that Foldi competed in. he won 16 gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Foldi set 21 world records – 15 in the press and 6 in the total.
The Lift Up: History in Color series continues…
Petr Korol (1941-2015) of Lvov, Ukraine performs clean and jerk lift at the 1973 USSR National Championship in Donetsk.
He won the silver medal with 317.5kg total (135+182.5) in the 75kg weight category.
Three years later, Korol won the 1976 Olympics in the light weight class (67.5kg) with 305kg (135+170).
|1||Valentin MIKHAILOV, Avangard Voroshilovgrad||327.5 = 142.5+185|
|2||Petr KOROL, Dynamo Lvov||317.5 = 135+182.5|
|3||Valery SMIRNOV, Army Leningrad||310 = 135+175|
|4||Alexander LUKYANOV,||305 = 130+175|
|5||Yury KLYATSKY,||305 = 130+175|
|6||Alexander MIKHEEV,||302.5 = 130+172.5|
|7||Evgeny YERMOLCHIK,||300 = 135+165|
|8||Viktor LYSENKO,||300 = 135+165|
|9||Ivan SHILKIN,||300 = 130+170|
|10||Victor NACHENKIN,||295 = 127.5+167.5|
|11||Valery PETROV,||295 = 127.5+167.5|
|12||Vaclav YUREVICH,||292.5 = 125+167.5|
|13||David GABADZE,||290 = 130+160|