Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place in the new stadium at West Melbourne. A total number of 164 competitors entered from 35 nations, of whom 161 from 34 nations weighed-in and boxing was held eight nights and five afternoons. The boxing schedule began on November 23 and ended on December 1. Ten boxing events (all men's individual) were contested.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 1 2 6
2  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 2 5
3  United States (USA) 2 1 0 3
4  Romania (ROU) 1 2 1 4
5  United Team of Germany (EUA) 1 1 0 2
6  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
7  Ireland (IRL) 0 1 3 4
8  Chile (CHI) 0 1 2 3
9  Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
10  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
11  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
 Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
 South Africa (RSA) 0 0 2 2
14  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1

Flyweight (– 51 kg)

  • 19 participants from 19 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Terence Spinks  Great Britain
Silver Mircea Dobrescu  Romania
Bronze John Caldwell  Ireland
Bronze René Libeer  France

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Bantamweight (54 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Wolfgang Behrendt  United Team of Germany
Silver Song Soon-Chun  South Korea
Bronze Claudio Barrientos  Chile
Bronze Frederick Gilroy  Ireland

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Featherweight (57 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Vladimir Safronov  Soviet Union
Silver Thomas Nicholls  Great Britain
Bronze Henryk Niedźwiedzki  Poland
Bronze Pentti Hämäläinen  Finland

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Lightweight (60 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Richard McTaggart  Great Britain
Silver Harry Kurschat  United Team of Germany
Bronze Anatoly Lagetko  Soviet Union
Bronze Anthony Byrne  Ireland

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light Welterweight (63.5 kg)

  • 22 participants from 22 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Vladimir Yengibaryan  Soviet Union
Silver Franco Nenci  Italy
Bronze Constantin Dumitrescu  Romania
Bronze Henry Loubscher  South Africa

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Welterweight (67 kg)

  • 16 participants from 16 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Nicolae Linca  Romania
Silver Fred Tiedt  Ireland
Bronze Kevin Hogarth  Australia
Bronze Nicholas Gargano  Great Britain

First round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light Middleweight (71 kg)

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold László Papp  Hungary
Silver José Torres  United States
Bronze John McCormack  Great Britain
Bronze Zbigniew Pietrzykowski  Poland

First round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Middleweight (75 kg)

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Gennadi Schatkov  Soviet Union
Silver Ramón Tapia  Chile
Bronze Gilbert Chapron  France
Bronze Victor Zalazar  Argentina

First round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light Heavyweight (81 kg)

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold James Boyd  United States
Silver Gheorghe Negrea  Romania
Bronze Carlos Lucas  Chile
Bronze Romualdas Murauskas  Soviet Union

First round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Heavyweight (81+ kg)

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
Rank Name Athlete Country
Gold Pete Rademacher  United States
Silver Lev Mukhin  Soviet Union
Bronze Daniel Bekker  South Africa
Bronze Giacomo Bozzano  Italy

First round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

References

  • Official results
  • Amateur Boxing
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