Pedro Gamarro

Pedro Gamarro (January 8, 1955 – May 7, 2019) was an Venezuelan amateur boxer.

Pedro Gamarro
Personal information
Full namePedro José Gamarro
Nationality Venezuela
Born(1955-01-08)January 8, 1955
Machiques, Zulia
DiedMay 7, 2019(2019-05-07) (aged 64)
Maracaibo, Zulia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classWelterweight

Gamarro represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There, he won the silver medal in the welterweight division (– 67 kg) after having lost to Jochen Bachfeld of East Germany in the final. Gamarro's medal was the only one won by the South American nation in Montreal.

A year earlier, Gamarro have had won a bronze medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. In between, he also won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games held in his home country.

Gamarro died in 2019 at the age of 64.[1]

1976 Olympic resultsEdit

Below are the results of Gamarro at the 1976 Montreal Olympics:

  • Round of 64: Bye
  • Round of 32: Defeated Marijan Beneš (Yugoslavia) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Emilio Correa (Cuba), when referee stopped the contest in the third round
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Clint Jackson (United States) by decision, 3-2
  • Semifinal: Defeated Reinhard Skricek (West Germany) by decision, 3-2
  • Final: Lost to Jochen Bachfeld (East Germany) by decision, 2-3 (was awarded silver medal)

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary. World Boxing Association. Retrieved on May 10, 2019.

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