Imre Polyák

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Imre Polyák
Medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold 1964 Tokyo Featherweight
Silver 1952 Helsinki Featherweight
Silver 1956 Melbourne Featherweight
Silver 1960 Rome Featherweight

Imre Polyák (April 16, 1932 in Kecskemét – November 15, 2010) was a Hungarian wrestler and Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Career[edit]

Polyák received medals in four consecutive Olympics. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he received a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, the featherweight class.[1] He received silver medals in 1952, 1956 and 1960.

He won the World Wrestling Championships in 1955, 1958 and 1962. He was named Hungarian Sportsman of the year in 1958 and 1962. In 1958 he became the first sportsman granted this award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Wrestling" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on September 2, 2008)
Awards
Preceded by
New Award
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1958
Succeeded by
Rudolf Kárpáti
Preceded by
György Gurics
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1962
Succeeded by
Győző Veres