Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Flyweight

The men's flyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 51 kilograms. The competition was held from Saturday, 7 August 1948 to Friday, 13 August 1948. Twenty-six boxers from 26 nations competed.[1]

Men's Flyweight
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 7–12
Competitors26 from 26 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Pascual Pérez  Argentina
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Spartaco Bandinelli  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Han Soo-ann  South Korea
← 1936
1952 →

Prior to the competition beginning, eventual gold medallist Pascual Perez was disqualified for being overweight. It was quickly discovered that officials had confused Perez with his bantamweight teammate Arnoldo Pares, and he was reinstated back into the competition.[2]


Gold Silver Bronze
Pascual Pérez
Spartaco Bandinelli
Han Soo-ann
  South Korea


Round of 32
7 August
Round of 16
10 August
11 August
12 August
13 August
  Rabin Bhatta (IND) KO1
  Frankie Sodano (USA) W
  Frankie Sodano (USA) L
  František Majdloch (TCH) PTS
  William Barnes (IRL) L
  František Majdloch (TCH) PTS
  František Majdloch (TCH) L
  Pascual Pérez (ARG) PTS
  Alex Bollaert (BEL) PTS
  Henry Carpenter (GBR) L
  Alex Bollaert (BEL) L
  Pascual Pérez (ARG) W   Pascual Pérez (ARG) PTS
  Ricardo Adolfo (PHI) RSC2   Pascual Pérez (ARG) W
  Des Williams (RSA) PTS   Des Williams (RSA) RSC3
  Ingemar Burgström (SWE) L   Pascual Pérez (ARG) PTS
  Han Soo-ann (KOR) PTS   Spartaco Bandinelli (ITA) L
  Robert Gausterer (AUT) L   Han Soo-An (KOR) PTS
  Maxim Cochin (FRA) PTS   Maxim Cochin (FRA) L
  Carlomagno Meneses (PER) L   Han Soo-ann (KOR) W
  Appie Corman (NED) PTS   Appie Corman (NED) KO2
  Ghasem Rassaeli (IRI) L   Appie Corman (NED) W
  Maung Myo Thant (BIR) PTS   Maung Myo Thant (BIR) RSC3
  Joey Sandulo (CAN) L   Han Soo-ann (KOR) L
  Luis Martínez (ESP) PTS   Spartaco Bandinelli (ITA) PTS
  Miksa Bondi (HUN) L   Luis Martínez (ESP) PTS Bronze medal bout
  Ron Gower (AUS) PTS   Ronald Gower (AUS) L
  Janusz Kasperczak (POL) L   Luis Martínez (ESP) L   Han Soo-ann (KOR) PTS
  Spartaco Bandinelli (ITA) PTS   Spartaco Bandinelli (ITA) PTS   František Majdloch (TCH) L
  Olli Lehtinen (FIN) L   Spartaco Bandinelli (ITA) PTS
  Leslie Handunge (CEY) PTS   Leslie Handunge (CEY) L
  Guillermo Porteiro (URU) L


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Flyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 28 April 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 166. ISBN 0140066322.

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