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Adolfo Horta (3 October 1957 – 28 November 2016) was a Cuban boxer, who won the silver medal in the Men's Featherweight division (– 57 kg) at age 22 at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He was beaten by East Germany's Rudi Fink on points (1-4).[1] Horta won eleven consecutive national championships and three gold medals in the World Amateur Boxing Championships in different weight classes, but he would never return to the Olympics, as Cuba boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2]

Adolfo Horta
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1985-0331-006, Halle-Saale, XIV. Internationales Chemie-Pokal-Turnier, Boxer.jpg
Carlos Garcia and Adolfo Horta at the awards ceremony of the 1985 Chemistry Cup
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Real nameAdolfo Horta Martínez
Nickname(s)El hombre del boxeo total
Weight(s)Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality Cuba
Born(1957-10-03)3 October 1957
San Lorenzo, Santiago de Cuba Province
Died28 November 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 59)
Camagüey, Cuba

1980 Olympic resultsEdit

  • Round of 64: bye
  • Round of 32: Odd Bengtsson (Sweden) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Titi Cercel (Romania) by decision, 5-0
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Luis Pizarro (Puerto Rico) by decision, 5-0
  • Semifinal: Defeated Krysztof Kosedowski (Poland) by walkover
  • Final: Lost to Rudi Fink (East Germany) by decision, 1-4 (was awarded silver medal)

ReferencesEdit

  • Amateur Record (Archived 2009-10-24)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Adolfo Horta". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.