Roland Raforme

Roland Bernard Raforme (born 5 April 1966) is a Seychellois former boxer and double Olympian.

Roland Raforme
Personal information
NationalitySeychellois
Born (1966-11-03) 3 November 1966 (age 55)
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3+12 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classLight heavyweight
Heavyweight

Representing Seychelles in the men's light heavyweight category at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Raforme reached the quarter-finals where he was beaten by the Hungarian boxer Zoltán Béres on points.[1] Returning four years later to compete in the same event at the Atlanta Games, he was stopped in the first round by Troy Amos-Ross.[2] Raforme was more successful in the 1998 Commonwealth Games where he won a silver medal in the men's heavyweight category after losing in the final to Mark Simmons from Canada.[3] Previously, he represented Seychelles at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grasso, John; Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2015). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 525. ISBN 978-1-4422-4859-5.
  2. ^ "Roland Raforme Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ Kabukuru, Wanjohi (24 July 2014). "Team Seychelles" begin hunt for medals at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ "15.Commonwealth Games - Victoria, Canada - August 18-28 1994". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 2016-03-04.