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Hungarian Weightlifter Geza Toth passed away at the age of 79

The Hungarian Weightlifting Federation has been informed with deep sorrow about the death of Mr. Géza Tóth, one of the most celebrated weightlifters of Hungary. He collected 22 medals at the greatest championships among them 4 gold at World Championships and 5 gold at European Championships. His greatest Olympic result was a silver medal behind Pljukfelder at Tokyo Olympics in 1964. He participated three Olympic Games (1960, 1964, 1968). Géza Tóth set up three world records and 157 national records. He worked as head coach at club Haladás of Szombathely, and coached lifters in Austria and South America as well. He was a teacher at Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in Budapest, Hungary.

He was awarded the Merit of Honor by International Weightlifting Federation in 2002.

The International Weightlifting Federation expresses its deepest condolences to Mr. Géza Tóth’s relatives.