Ku Yong-jo

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Ku Yong-jo (July 17, 1955 – March 2001) was a boxer from North Korea, who won the gold medal in the bantamweight (–54 kg) division at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the final, he defeated American boxer Charles Mooney.[1] In 1980, he competed in the featherweight division and, after receiving a first-round bye, lost his first bout to Krzysztof Kosedowski of Poland.

Koo Yong-jo
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Ku Yong-jo (right) standing and watching as East Germany's Andreas Schink goes down on the canvas
BornJuly 17, 1955 (1955-07-17)
DiedMarch 2001 (2001-04) (aged 45)
Ku Yong-jo
Revised RomanizationGu Yeong-jo
McCune–ReischauerKu Yŏng-jo

Olympic resultsEdit

Ku Yong-jo (right) fighting East Germany's Ulf Graf at the 1980 Olympic Eliminator

Montreal 1976

Moscow 1980


  1. ^ "DPRK Sportspersons Prove Successful at Olympic Games". Korean Central News Agency. August 2, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.

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