András Rónaszéki, the President of the Hungarian Powerlifting Association deceased at the age of 71.
It is with heavy heart to announce that after a short but grave disease András Rónaszéki, the President of the Hungarian Powerlifting Association passed away. András Rónaszéki was born in 1950. Powerlifting had been part of his life since 2nd January 1968, his first competition was in 1969 and he competed last in 1978.
He acted as an international judge for the first time in 1993 in Bratislava. He gained huge reputation in the IPF and the EPF community as an international, first class judge. The Hungarian Powerlifting Association was founded on 25th February 1996, he was the first president and filled in this role since then. The operational rules of the Hungarian Powerlifting Association were laid down thanks to his hard work. He made it possible for the Para Powerlifting branch to join the Hungarian Powerlifting Association in 2014.
Under his leadership Hungarian sportsmen and sportswomen won 129 World and European championships. He was proud of every national and international result achieved by the Hungarian Powerlifting Assoication competitors. His death is an irreplaceable loss to the whole powerlifting community. The Hungarian Powerlifting Association has lost one of their own.
On behalf of the IPF President Gaston Parage and the IPF Executive we send our deepest condolence to his family: Évi, Richárd and Róbert.
24th July 1950 - 3rd January 2021