Andor Szanyi

Andor Szanyi is a weightlifter who competed for Hungary. His entire career has been marred by controversy after he was stripped of the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for cheating.

Andor Szanyi
Personal information
BornAugust 1, 1964 (1964-08) (age 56)
Mezőcsát, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary[1]
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  Hungary
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place Disqualified 1988 Seoul 100 Kg

He claimed the gold medal at the 1985 World Weightlifting Championships in Södertalje, Sweden in the 100 kg category. He also claimed bronze medals at the next two world championships in Sofia and Ostrava respectively, and was European Champion in 1987 and bronze medalist in 1985, 1988 and 1991.

He claimed the silver medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics but was disqualified and banned from the Olympic Games after he tested positive for stanozolol. He was the second Hungarian weightlifter to test positive at the games after Kalman Csengeri, who cheated using extra testosterone.[2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andor Szanyi". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "THE SEOUL OLYMPICS; Weight Lifter Used Drug". The New York Times. 29 September 1988. Retrieved 24 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "THE SEOUL GAMES / DAY 13 : Notes : Hungarian Weightlifter Fails Drug Test; Team Is Pulled Out of Games". Los Angeles Times. 29 September 1988. Retrieved 24 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Daniel M. Rosen (30 June 2008). Dope: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today. ABC-CLIO. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-313-34521-0. Retrieved 24 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)