Béla Károlyi

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Béla Károlyi
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Béla Károlyi, gymnastics coach at the Visa Championships held in the American Airlines Center, Dallas on August 15, 2009.
Born (1942-09-13) September 13, 1942 (age 77)
Kolozsvár, Hungary (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
ResidenceHuntsville, Texas[1]
Alma materRomania College of Physical Education[2]
OccupationGymnastics coach
Known forRomanian centralized gymnastics training system and coach to world champions
Spouse(s)Márta Károlyi

Béla Károlyi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈkaːroji]; born September 13, 1942) is a Romanian gymnastics coach. He was born in Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca). At the time it was part of Hungary.[3][4] He helped coach several gymnasts during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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  1. Garcia, Marlen, "Karolyis build haven for American gymnasts", USA Today, February 20, 2012.
  2. Latimer, Clay, "Karolyis' Olympics rise is gym dandy: Husband-and-wife team have shaped gymnastics in U.S.", Rocky Mountain News, August 3, 2008
  3. "Restoration - Northern Transylvania: 1940". Central European University.
  4. Cf. Northern Transylvania and Cluj-Napoca articles for precise history and further citations

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