Július Torma

Július Torma (March 7, 1922, Budapest – October 23, 1991) was an ethnic Hungarian boxer competing for Czechoslovakia. He won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948 for Czechoslovakia in the category up to 67 kg. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics (1948, 1952 and 1956).[1]

Július Torma
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This is a photo of 1948 Olympic Welterweight Boxing Champion Július Torma (L) being congratulated by runner-up Hank Herring (R) of the USA
Real nameJúlius Torma
Born (1922-03-07) 7 March 1922 (age 99)
Budapest, Hungary
Medal record

Torma defeated Hank Herring of the United States in the 1948 final. Torma also competed as a welterweight in 1952, losing in the quarterfinals; and in 1956, as a Middleweight.

He was born in Budapest and died in Prague.

Olympic resultsEdit

London - 1948 (as a Welterweight)

Helsinki - 1952 (as a Welterweight)

Melbourne - 1956 (as a Middleweight)

L-R: Július Torma, Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Antonín Zápotocký, Mayor of Prague Václav Vacek, World All-Around Gymnastics Champion Vlasta Děkanová, Olympic Running Champion Emil Zátopek at the 1948 London Summer Olympics


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Július Torma Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

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