Miklós Németh (athlete)

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Miklós Németh
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold 1976 Montreal Javelin
Universiade
Gold 1970 Torino Javelin

Miklós Németh (born 23 October 1946) is a Hungarian Olympic champion and former World Record holder in the javelin throw. Born in Budapest, he is the son of Imre Németh who won the Olympic gold in the hammer throw at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Nemeth's winning effort at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal was also a world record for the event. His mark of 94.58 meters came in the first round of throwing; completely demoralizing Nemeth's dazed competitors. Silver medalist Hannu Siitonen of Finland could do no better than 87.92 - more than 6.5 meters (nearly 22 feet) behind Miklos Nemeth. He was elected Hungarian Sportsman of the year for his achievement.

Nemeth's gold medal performance stood as the global standard in the javelin until 23 April 1980, when fellow Hungarian Ferenc Paragi launched the spear 96.72 meters.

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Awards
Preceded by
Hungary András Hargitay
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
1976
Succeeded by
Hungary Pál Gerevich