Imre Németh (September 23, 1917 in Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia) – August 18, 1989 in Budapest) was a Hungarian hammer thrower.He won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain. He returned four years later to defend his title at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland but failed, only managing to finish third for the bronze medal.Németh broke the world record on three occasions.

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  • Imre Németh (September 23, 1917 in Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia) – August 18, 1989 in Budapest) was a Hungarian hammer thrower.He won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain. He returned four years later to defend his title at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland but failed, only managing to finish third for the bronze medal.Németh broke the world record on three occasions. On July 14, 1948 he threw 59.02 metres, beating Erwin Blask's official record from 1938 by two centimetres. (However, this was still inferior to Pat O'Callaghan's unratified record of 59.56, dating back to 1937.) On September 4, 1949 Németh improved the world mark to 59.57, beating both the official and the unofficial record. Finally, on May 19, 1950 Németh threw 59.88 m in Budapest.Németh's son, javelin thrower Miklós Németh, also won an Olympic gold medal. (en)
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  • Imre Németh (September 23, 1917 in Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia) – August 18, 1989 in Budapest) was a Hungarian hammer thrower.He won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain. He returned four years later to defend his title at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland but failed, only managing to finish third for the bronze medal.Németh broke the world record on three occasions. (en)
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