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Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic javelin champion died

Aug 6, 2014 17:17 IST

Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic Javelin champion of Hungary died in 5 August 2014 after a long illness. She was 68.

She won a Javelin throw gold medal in 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico with career best throw of 60.36meter. Till date, she is the only Hungarian woman to win an Olympic title in a throwing event.


Angela Nemeth
• She was a winner of the European title in Athens in 1969
• She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year in 1968 and 1969 after winning the Olympic title and the European title
• She also participated in 1972 Olympics in Munich, West Germany, but missed out on making the final by just 14 centimetres and finished at the 13th position
• She was also a Hungarian international basketball player
• She was born in February 1946

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