Imrich Bugár

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The native form of this personal name is Bugár Imre. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Imrich Bugár
Imrich Bugár 2013.JPG
Bugár in 2013
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Discus
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki Discus
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Athens Discus
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Prague Discus

Imrich Bugár (born 14 April 1955) is a Czechoslovak discus thrower. An ethnic Hungarian[1] who represented Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic, his career highlights include an Olympic silver medal from 1980, a European Championship title from 1982 and a gold medal in the inaugural World Championships in 1983. His personal best throw of 71.26 metres puts him eighth in the all-time performers list.

Career[edit]

He was born in Ohrady near Dunajská Streda, Slovakia, and represented the clubs Inter Bratislava and Dukla Prague.[2] He was very successful in his early career with a bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships in Czechoslovakia,[3] the silver medal at the 1980 Olympic Games,[2] the third place at the 1981 World Cup,[4] the gold medal at the 1982 European Championships[3] and the gold medal at the 1983 World Championships.[5] In 1982 he was awarded as the Sportsperson of the Year in Czechoslovakia.

He finished fourth at the 1986 Goodwill Games,[6] eighth at the 1986 European Championships,[7] seventh at the 1987 World Championships,[5] twelfth at the 1988 Olympic Games,[2] and seventh at the 1990 European Championships.[8] He then competed at the 1991 and 1993 World Championships,[5] the 1992 Olympic Games[2] and the 1994 European Championships without reaching the final.[9] He became Czechoslovak champion in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1992,[10] and Czech champion in 1993 and 1994.[11]

His personal best throw was 71.26 metres, achieved in May 1985 in San Jose.[5] This is the Czech record, and puts him eighth in the all-time performers list worldwide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagy, Myrtil (2012). "Maďari". In Myrtil Nagy. Naše národnostné menšiny. Šamorín: Fórum inštitút pre výskum menšín. p. 9. ISBN 978-80-89249-57-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Imrich Bugár". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "European Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "IAAF World Cup in Athletics". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Imrich Bugár profile at IAAF
  6. ^ "Men Athletics Goodwiil Games Moscva (URS) 1986". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Men Discus Throw European Championships 1986 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Men Discus European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Men Discus Throw European Championships 1994 Helsinki (FIN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Czechoslovakian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Czech Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
Awards
Preceded by
Jarmila Kratochvílová
Sportsperson of the Year in Czechoslovakia
1982
Succeeded by
Jarmila Kratochvílová