ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
RICHARD WEISZ

Sport: Wrestling
Inducted: 1983
Country: Hungary
Born: 1879 in Hungary
Died: 1945

 

Richard Weisz became Hungary’s first Olympic wrestling champion when he won a gold medal in the Greco-Roman Heavyweight class at the 1908 Olympics in London.

Possessor of a 20-inch neck and a 50-inch chest, Weisz was Hungarian Heavyweight Wrestling Champion from 1903 to 1909. The legendary “strong sportsman” was also his country’s first national weightlifting champion.

 
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