Imre Polyák

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Imre Polyák
Imre Polyák, Rauno Mäkinen, Roman Dzeneladze 1956.jpg
Polyák (left) at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born 16 April 1932
Kecskemét, Hungary
Died 15 November 2010 (aged 78)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Újpesti TE, Budapest
Coached by Bela Fozer
Mihály Matura[1]

Imre Polyák (16 April 1932 – 15 November 2010) was a featherweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Hungary. He competed in the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won three silver and one gold medal. He won the world title in 1955, 1958 and 1962, and placed second in 1961 and 1963. Nationally Polyák won 12 Hungarian titles and was named Sportsman of the Year in 1958 and 1962.[1][2]

Polyák was a policeman by profession.[1] After retiring from competitions he worked as a coach in his native club Újpesti. In 2003 he was one of the first athletes to be inducted into the FILA International wrestling Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Polyak, Imre (HUN).
  2. ^ a b "Imre Polyák". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 
Preceded by
New Award
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Rudolf Kárpáti
Preceded by
György Gurics
Hungarian Sportsman of The Year
Succeeded by
Győző Veres