Zsolt Borkai was a gymnast who was a pommelled horse specialist, and who won gold on the pommels at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was also World Champion on pommels in 1987. Also good on the horizontal bar, Borkai won bronze on that apparatus at the 1987 Worlds, and gold at the 1985 Europeans. At the Universiade, Borkai won a full set of individual medals, with gold on pommels in 1987, bronze on pommels in 1985, and silver on the 1985 high bar.
Borkai later entered politics and sports administration. He served as President of the Magyar Olympic Committee from 2010-17. In 2006 he was elected mayor of Győr and was later re-elected three times. In 2019 shortly before the local elections he was involved in a scandal when a sex video was released of Borkai with several young women on a yacht. Despite this scandal he was re-elected as an independent mayor of Győr, although he was dropped by the Fidesz party. Less than a month after his election, Borkai announced his resignation. He was subsequently removed from his positions with the Magyar Olympic Committee and the Hungarian Gymnastics Federation (MATSZ).