Imrich Bugár

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Imrich Bugár
Imrich Bugár 2013.JPG
Imrich Bugár in 2013
Personal information
NationalityCzech
Born (1955-04-14) April 14, 1955 (age 64)
Ohrady, Czechoslovakia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight120 kg (265 lb)
Sport
Country Czechoslovakia
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)71.26 m (1985)

Imrich Bugár (born 14 April 1955) is a Czechoslovak discus thrower. An ethnic Hungarian[1] who represented Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic, his career highlights include an Olympic silver medal from 1980, a European Championship title from 1982 and a gold medal in the inaugural World Championships in 1983. His personal best throw of 71.26 metres puts him tenth in the all-time performers list.

Career[edit]

He was born in Ohrady near Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia, and represented the clubs Inter Bratislava and Dukla Prague.[2] He was very successful in his early career with a bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships in Czechoslovakia,[3] the silver medal at the 1980 Olympic Games,[2] the third place at the 1981 World Cup,[4] the gold medal at the 1982 European Championships[3] and the gold medal at the 1983 World Championships.[5] In 1982 he was awarded as the Sportsperson of the Year in Czechoslovakia.

He finished fourth at the 1986 Goodwill Games,[6] eighth at the 1986 European Championships,[7] seventh at the 1987 World Championships,[5] twelfth at the 1988 Olympic Games,[2] and seventh at the 1990 European Championships.[8] He then competed at the 1991 and 1993 World Championships,[5] the 1992 Olympic Games[2] and the 1994 European Championships without reaching the final.[9] He became Czechoslovak champion in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1992,[10] and Czech champion in 1993 and 1994.[11]

His personal best throw was 71.26 metres, achieved in May 1985 in San Jose.[5] This is the Czech record, and puts him tenth in the all-time performers list worldwide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagy, Myrtil (2012). "Maďari". In Myrtil Nagy (ed.). Naše národnostné menšiny. Šamorín: Fórum inštitút pre výskum menšín. p. 9. ISBN 978-80-89249-57-2.
  2. ^ a b c d "Imrich Bugár". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b "European Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  4. ^ "IAAF World Cup in Athletics". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d Imrich Bugár at IAAF
  6. ^ "Men Athletics Goodwiil Games Moscva (URS) 1986". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Men Discus Throw European Championships 1986 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Men Discus European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Men Discus Throw European Championships 1994 Helsinki (FIN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Czechoslovakian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Czech Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
Awards
Preceded by
Jarmila Kratochvílová
Sportsperson of the Year in Czechoslovakia
1982
Succeeded by
Jarmila Kratochvílová