József Csermák

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József Csermák
József Csermák 1952.jpg
Csermák at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born 14 February 1932
Senec, Czechoslovakia
Died 14 January 2001 (aged 66)
Tapolca, Hungary
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Tapolaci Lokomotív
Tapolaci Törekvés
MÁV TI Atlétikai Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 64.23 m (1960)[1]

József Csermák (14 February 1932 – 14 January 2001 in Tapolca) was a Hungarian hammer thrower. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics with a throw of 60.34 m, setting a new world record and becoming the first athlete to break the 60 m barrier. At the next Olympics Csermák was chosen as the Olympic flag bearer for Hungary,[2] but placed only fifth. He failed to reach the final at the 1960 Olympics. Besides his 1952 Olympic gold medal, Csermák won four Hungarian titles and a bronze medal at the 1954 European Championships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b József Csermák. Sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Hungary. Sports-reference.com

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Records
Preceded by
Hungary Imre Németh
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
14 July 1952 – 14 September 1952
Succeeded by
Norway Sverre Strandli