Juan Carlos Lemus

Juan Carlos Lemus Garcia (born May 6, 1966) is a Cuban boxer, who won the gold medal in the men's Light Middleweight (71 kg) category at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Lemus also was awarded the gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games, as well as the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 1991, beating the reigning champion at that time, Israel Akopkochyan.

Juan Carlos Lemus
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Personal information
Full nameJuan Carlos Lemus García
Nationality Cuba
Born (1966-05-06) May 6, 1966 (age 55)
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Weight classLight Middleweight

Olympic resultsEdit

Boxan gold medal Pre-olympics Barcelona 1992 and best boxer of the tournament also, with Oscar De La Hoya.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Juan Carlos Lemus". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  • Biography of Juan Carlos Lemus (in Spanish)