Péter Baczakó

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Péter Baczakó
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow -90 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal -82.5 kg

Péter Baczakó (born 27 September 1951 in Ercsi – d. 1 April 2008 in Budapest) was a Hungarian weightlifter.

He won a bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1] Overall Baczako won a total of 23 medals, including four gold, at world and European championships from 1973-82.[1] He spent his whole career at the Budapest club BKV-Elore, where he became a coach after he retired from competing.[1]

Peter Baczako died on April 1, 2008 in Budapest of cancer.[1] He had also been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and spent his last months in a wheelchair.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Peter Baczako, Hungarian Olympic champion weightlifter, dies at 56". Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-04-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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