Péter Farkas

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Péter Farkas
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Middleweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Ostia Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1991 Varna Middleweight
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Aschaffenburg Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1996 Budapest Middleweight

Péter Farkas (born August 14, 1968) is a Hungarian wrestler and Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.


Farkas competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona where he received a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, the middleweight class.[1]

Criminal conviction[edit]

On December 10, 2009 he was convicted in absentia to seven years imprisonment for growing marijuana. He was thought to be hiding in Thailand on counterfeit documents.[2] He was arrested on December 26 in Andorra.[3] He was sentenced to 7 years in prison. He was released in August 2014.[4]