Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place at the West Melbourne Stadium. A total number of 164 competitors entered from 35 nations, of whom 161 from 34 nations weighed-in and boxing was held eight nights and five afternoons. The boxing schedule began on 23 November and ended on 1 December. Ten boxing events (all men's individual) were contested.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(−51 kg)
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Terence Spinks
  Great Britain
Mircea Dobrescu
  Romania
John Caldwell
  Ireland
René Libeer
  France
Bantamweight
(−54 kg)
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Wolfgang Behrendt
  United Team of Germany
Song Soon-Chun
  South Korea
Claudio Barrientos
  Chile
Frederick Gilroy
  Ireland
Featherweight
(−57 kg)
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Vladimir Safronov
  Soviet Union
Thomas Nicholls
  Great Britain
Henryk Niedźwiedzki
  Poland
Pentti Hämäläinen
  Finland
Lightweight
(−60 kg)
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Richard McTaggart
  Great Britain
Harry Kurschat
  United Team of Germany
Anatoly Lagetko
  Soviet Union
Anthony Byrne
  Ireland
Light welterweight
(−63.5 kg)
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Vladimir Yengibaryan
  Soviet Union
Franco Nenci
  Italy
Constantin Dumitrescu
  Romania
Henry Loubscher
  South Africa
Welterweight
(−67 kg)
details
Nicolae Linca
  Romania
Fred Tiedt
  Ireland
Kevin Hogarth
  Australia
Nicholas Gargano
  Great Britain
Light middleweight
(−71 kg)
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László Papp
  Hungary
José Torres
  United States
John McCormack
  Great Britain
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski
  Poland
Middleweight
(−75 kg)
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Gennadi Schatkov
  Soviet Union
Ramón Tapia
  Chile
Gilbert Chapron
  France
Victor Zalazar
  Argentina
Light heavyweight
(−81 kg)
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James Boyd
  United States
Gheorghe Negrea
  Romania
Carlos Lucas
  Chile
Romualdas Murauskas
  Soviet Union
Heavyweight
(+81 kg)
details
Pete Rademacher
  United States
Lev Mukhin
  Soviet Union
Daniel Bekker
  South Africa
Giacomo Bozzano
  Italy

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)3126
2  Great Britain (GBR)2125
3  United States (USA)2103
4  Romania (ROU)1214
5  United Team of Germany (EUA)1102
6  Hungary (HUN)1001
7  Ireland (IRL)0134
8  Chile (CHI)0123
9  Italy (ITA)0112
10  South Korea (KOR)0101
11  France (FRA)0022
  Poland (POL)0022
  South Africa (RSA)0022
14  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Australia (AUS)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
Totals (16 nations)10102040

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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