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Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The boxing programme of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the Arena México. Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. Two bronze medals were awarded, with both losing semi-finalists receiving a bronze medal, with no further play-off.[1]

Boxing
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueArena México
DatesOctober 13–26
Competitors307 from 65 nations
← 1964
1972 →

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Francisco Rodríguez
  Venezuela
Jee Yong-ju
  South Korea
Hubert Skrzypczak
  Poland
Harlan Marbley
  United States
Flyweight
details
Ricardo Delgado
  Mexico
Artur Olech
  Poland
Servílio de Oliveira
  Brazil
Leo Rwabwogo
  Uganda
Bantamweight
details
Valerian Sokolov
  Soviet Union
Eridadi Mukwanga
  Uganda
Eiji Morioka
  Japan
Chang Kyou-chul
  South Korea
Featherweight
details
Antonio Roldán
  Mexico
Al Robinson
  United States
Philip Waruinge
  Kenya
Ivan Mihailov
  Bulgaria
Lightweight
details
Ronnie Harris
  United States
Józef Grudzień
  Poland
Zvonimir Vujin
  Yugoslavia
Calistrat Cuțov
  Romania
Light welterweight
details
Jerzy Kulej
  Poland
Enrique Regüeiferos
  Cuba
Arto Nilsson
  Finland
James Wallington
  United States
Welterweight
details
Manfred Wolke
  East Germany
Joseph Bessala
  Cameroon
Mario Guilloti
  Argentina
Vladimir Musalimov
  Soviet Union
Light middleweight
details
Boris Lagutin
  Soviet Union
Rolando Garbey
  Cuba
John Baldwin
  United States
Günther Meier
  West Germany
Middleweight
details
Chris Finnegan
  Great Britain
Aleksei Kiselyov
  Soviet Union
Agustín Zaragoza
  Mexico
Alfred Jones
  United States
Light heavyweight
details
Danas Pozniakas
  Soviet Union
Ion Monea
  Romania
Georgi Stankov
  Bulgaria
Stanisław Dragan
  Poland
Heavyweight
details
George Foreman
  United States
Jonas Čepulis
  Soviet Union
Giorgio Bambini
  Italy
Joaquín Rocha
  Mexico

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)3216
2  United States (USA)2147
3  Mexico (MEX)2024
4  Poland (POL)1225
5  East Germany (GDR)1001
  Great Britain (GBR)1001
  Venezuela (VEN)1001
8  Cuba (CUB)0202
9  Romania (ROU)0112
  South Korea (KOR)0112
  Uganda (UGA)0112
12  Cameroon (CMR)0101
13  Bulgaria (BUL)0022
14  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Japan (JPN)0011
  Kenya (KEN)0011
  West Germany (FRG)0011
  Yugoslavia (YUG)0011
Totals (21 nations)11112244


Participating nationsEdit

Nation -48kg -51kg -54kg -57kg -60kg -63.5kg -67kg -71kg -75kg -81kg +81kg Total
  Algeria X X 2
  Argentina X X X X X X X 7
  Australia X X X X 4
  Austria X X 2
  Brazil X X 2
  Bulgaria X X X X X X X X X 8
  Burma X X 2
  Cameroon X X X X 4
  Canada X X X X 4
  Ceylon X 1
  Chile X X X X X X 6
  Chinese Taipei X X X 3
  Costa Rica X X 2
  Cuba X X X X X X X X X X 10
  Czechoslovakia X X X X X 5
  Denmark X X 2
  Dominican Republic X X 2
  Ecuador X X 2
  East Germany X X X X X X X X 8
  Egypt X X X X X 5
  Ethiopia X X X X 4
  Finland X X X X X 5
  France X X X X X X 6
  Ghana X X X X X X X 7
  Great Britain X X X X X X X X X 9
  Greece X X X 3
  Guatemala X X 2
  Guyana X X 2
  Hungary X X X X X X 6
  Ireland X X X X X X 6
  Italy X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Jamaica X X 2
  Japan X X X X 4
  Kenya X X X X 4
  Mali X 1
  Mexico X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Morocco X X X X X 5
  Netherlands X X 2
  Nicaragua X X X 3
  Niger X X 2
  Nigeria X X X X X 5
  Norway X 1
  Peru X X 2
  Philippines X X X X X 5
  Poland X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Puerto Rico X X X X X X 6
  Romania X X X X X X X X X 9
  Sierra Leone X 1
  South Korea X X X X X X X 7
  Soviet Union X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Spain X X X X X X 6
  Sudan X X X 3
  Sweden X X X 3
  Tanzania X 1
  Thailand X X X 3
  Tunisia X X X X 4
  Turkey X X X X X X 6
  Uganda X X X X X X X X 8
  United States X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Uruguay X X X X 4
  Venezuela X X X X 4
  West Germany X X X X X X X X 8
  Yugoslavia X X X X X 5
  Zambia X X X X 4
Total: 64 NOCs 24 25 39 32 37 35 33 27 22 18 16 308

Further readingEdit

  • Florio, John; Shapiro, Ouisie (2013). One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title. Lyons Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-7627-8300-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 December 2018.