Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Lightweight

The Lightweight class in the boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics competition was the fifth-lightest class at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The weight class was open for boxers weighing more than 60 kilograms. The competition in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum started on 1996-07-20 and ended on 1996-08-04.[1]

Lightweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueAlexander Memorial Coliseum
Dates21 July – 3 August
Competitors31 from 31 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hocine Soltani  Algeria
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tontcho Tontchev  Bulgaria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Terrance Cauthen  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Leonard Doroftei  Romania
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Gold Hocine Soltani
Silver Tontcho Tontchev
Bronze Terrance Cauthen
  United States
Leonard Doroftei


Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Mekhak Ghazaryan (ARM) 7
  Francisco Martínez (MEX) 1   Michael Strange (CAN) 16
  Michael Strange (CAN) 15   Michael Strange (CAN) 10
  Denis Zimba (ZAM) RCS 2   Tontcho Tontchev (BUL) 16
  Sergey Ostroshapkin (BLR) (3:00)   Dennis Zimba (ZAM) 9
  Octavian Țîcu (MDA) (1:40)   Tontcho Tontchev (BUL) 17
  Tontcho Tontchev (BUL) RSCH 2   Tontcho Tontchev (BUL) 15
  Idrissa Kabore (BUR) 6   Terrance Cauthen (USA) 12
  Jaroslav Konecny (CZE) 16   Jaroslav Konecny (CZE) 6
  Irvin Buhlalu (RSA) 5   Pongsith Wiangwiset (THA) 20
  Phongsit Veangviseth (THA) 21   Pongsith Wiangwiset (THA) 10
  Tümentsetsegiin Üitümen (MGL) 7   Terrance Cauthen (USA) 14
  Miguel Mojica (DOM) 1   Tumentsetseg Uitumen (MGL) 9
  Mahammatkodir Abdoollayev (UZB) 6   Terrance Cauthen (USA) 10
  Terrance Cauthen (USA) 18   Tontcho Tontchev (BUL) 3
  George Maina (KEN) (2:59)   Hocine Soltani (ALG) TB 3
  Shin Eun-Chul (KOR) RSC-3   Shin Eun-Chul (KOR) 27
  Franco Agentho (UGA) 8   Fabrizio Nieva (ARG) 11
  Fabrizio Nieva (ARG) 12   Shin Eun-Chul (KOR) 10
  Hocine Soltani (ALG) 14   Hocine Soltani (ALG) 16
  Vahdettin İşsever (TUR) 2   Hocine Soltani (ALG) 11
  Henry Kunsi (PNG) 11   Agnaldo Nunes (BRA) 1
  Agnaldo Nunes (BRA) TB 11   Hocine Soltani (ALG) 9
  Christian Giantomassi (ITA) 11   Leonard Doroftei (ROM) 6
  Sergey Kopenkin (KGZ) 12 (5)   Sergey Kopenkin (KGZ) 1
  Julio Mboumba (GAB) (1:46)   Leonard Doroftei (ROM) 10
  Leonard Doroftei (ROM) RSC-2   Leonard Doroftei (ROM) 17
  Romeo Brin (PHI) 13   Koba Gogoladze (GEO) 8
  Julio Gonzalez Valladares (CUB) 24   Julio Gonzalez Valladares (CUB) 9
  Koba Gogoladze (GEO) 17   Koba Gogoladze (GEO) 14
  Ri Chol (PRK) 9


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Lightweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2019.