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Biography

SANDOR Akos

Nationality Canada Flag CAN Canada
Birth Date 11/12/1977
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs) 105/231
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Men's 105 kg
Weightlifting Men's 105 kg Snatch
Weightlifting Men's 105 kg Clean&Jerk
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 105 kg

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
22 Mar
18:30
EXW Men's 105 kg
Group A
Canada Flag CAN  - SANDOR Akos (1) 341 Completed

Place Of Birth Szombathely, Hungary
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status Single
Occupation Heavy-duty mechanic
International Debut 1994 (Junior Invitational Meet, Flagstaff, Arizona)
Coach Steven Sandor
Influential Person Father, Steven Sandor
Idol None
Recent Results 74th Men's and 17th Women's Centennial Weightlifting World Championships (Doha, Qatar, Nov-2005)
11th in the 105kg class
Snatch - 160kg, Clean & Jerk - 190kg, Total - 350kg

Canadian Championships (Regina, Saskatchewan, May-2005)
1st in the 105kg class
Snatch - 160kg, Clean & Jerk - 195kg, Total - 355kg
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in the 105kg Snatch (165kg)
Silver in the 105kg Clean & Jerk (195kg)
Silver in the 105kg Total (360kg)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Gold in the 105kg Snatch (167.5kg)
Gold in the 105kg Clean & Jerk (192.5kg)
Gold in the 105kg Total (360kg)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
did not finish in the 105kg class
Injuries Akos pulled a muscle during the Athens Olympics which prohibited him from completing the competition. He has also been battling a hip problem for some time.
Other Akos started weightlifting in his native country of Hungary at the age of nine at a school which specialised in physical education.

He moved to Canada in 1990 and represented the country at the 1995 Junior World Championships, the 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2002 World Championships, the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, and the 1999 Pan American Games.

His physical education teacher asked him to choose a sport and he chose weightlifting as it suited his body type and his father had competed internationally.

His father, Steven, was on the Hungarian team for ten years and was named to the 1984 Olympic team.

Akos is nearing the end of his career and has revealed that he would like to study teaching upon the conclusion of his lifting days.

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