József Csermák

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József Csermák
Csermák at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born14 February 1932
Senec, Czechoslovakia
Died12 January 2001 (aged 69)
Tapolca, Hungary
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubTapolaci Lokomotív
Tapolaci Törekvés
MÁV TI Atlétikai Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)64.23 m (1960)[1]
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Hammer throw
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1954 Bern Hammer throw

József Csermák (14 February 1932 – 12 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]


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

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Preceded by Men's Hammer World Record Holder
14 July 1952 – 14 September 1952
Succeeded by