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József Remetz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJózsef•Remetz
Used nameJózsef•Remetz
Other namesJózsef Remecz
Born3 March 1907 in Budapest (HUN)
Died17 May 1989 in Budapest (HUN)
Measurements181 cm / 94 kg
AffiliationsRákosligeti AC
NOC Hungary


József Remecz began his sports career as a football goalkeeper for OTE, where he was famous for his long throws. From there, a straight path led to athletics, more specifically to discus throwing. Between 1929 to 1933 he was an athlete with Rákosligeti AC, between 1934-35 the Váci Reménység and from 1936 to 1944 the MOVE Rákosligeti SE. He was considered as a medal candidate prior to the Los Angeles Olympics, as he was the first European thrower above 50m. However, his chances were diminished a lot during the long voyage. He couldn’t stand the food and unfamiliar circumstances, so he ended up in a disappointing 9th place. In 1932, 1933, in 1934 he was a Hungarian champion and in 1934 4th in the European Championships. Even in 1941, he was able to perform above 50m.

Personal Best: DT - 50.73 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN József Remetz
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 9