Imre Polyák

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 4
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameImre•Polyák
Used nameImre•Polyák
Nick/petnamesBáró
Born16 April 1932 in Kecskemét (HUN)
Died15 November 2010 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements170 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsÚjpesti TE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

Imre Polyák won medals at four consecutive Olympic Games (1952-64), making him only the second wrestler, after Eino Leino (FIN), to achieve this. Polyák also won three Greco-Roman World Championships, in 1955, 1958, and 1962, and placed second at the Worlds in 1961 and 1963. In his native Hungary he won 12 individual national titles, and two team titles. Polyák was named Hungarian Sportsman of the Year in both 1958 and 1962. After his wrestling career ended he coached at the Hungarian club Ujpest. He is a member of the wrestling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Imre Polyák
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Imre Polyák
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Imre Polyák
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling HUN Imre Polyák
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold