Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Boxing
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Arena México
Dates October 13–26
Competitors 307 from 65 nations
← 1964
1972 →

The boxing programme of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the Arena México. Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. Two bronze medals were awarded, with both losing semi-finalists receiving a bronze medal, with no further play-off.[1]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Francisco Rodríguez
 Venezuela
Jee Yong-ju
 South Korea
Hubert Skrzypczak
 Poland
Harlan Marbley
 United States
Flyweight
details
Ricardo Delgado
 Mexico
Artur Olech
 Poland
Servílio de Oliveira
 Brazil
Leo Rwabwogo
 Uganda
Bantamweight
details
Valerian Sokolov
 Soviet Union
Eridadi Mukwanga
 Uganda
Eiji Morioka
 Japan
Chang Kyou-chul
 South Korea
Featherweight
details
Antonio Roldán
 Mexico
Al Robinson
 United States
Philip Waruinge
 Kenya
Ivan Mihailov
 Bulgaria
Lightweight
details
Ronnie Harris
 United States
Józef Grudzień
 Poland
Zvonimir Vujin
 Yugoslavia
Calistrat Cuțov
 Romania
Light welterweight
details
Jerzy Kulej
 Poland
Enrique Regüeiferos
 Cuba
Arto Nilsson
 Finland
James Wallington
 United States
Welterweight
details
Manfred Wolke
 East Germany
Joseph Bessala
 Cameroon
Mario Guilloti
 Argentina
Vladimir Musalimov
 Soviet Union
Light middleweight
details
Boris Lagutin
 Soviet Union
Rolando Garbey
 Cuba
John Baldwin
 United States
Günther Meier
 West Germany
Middleweight
details
Chris Finnegan
 Great Britain
Aleksei Kiselyov
 Soviet Union
Agustín Zaragoza
 Mexico
Alfred Jones
 United States
Light heavyweight
details
Danas Pozniakas
 Soviet Union
Ion Monea
 Romania
Georgi Stankov
 Bulgaria
Stanisław Dragan
 Poland
Heavyweight
details
George Foreman
 United States
Jonas Čepulis
 Soviet Union
Giorgio Bambini
 Italy
Joaquín Rocha
 Mexico

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 2 1 6
2  United States (USA) 2 1 4 7
3  Mexico (MEX) 2 0 2 4
4  Poland (POL) 1 2 2 5
5  East Germany (GDR) 1 0 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 0 0 1
8  Cuba (CUB) 0 2 0 2
9  Romania (ROU) 0 1 1 2
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
 Uganda (UGA) 0 1 1 2
12  Cameroon (CMR) 0 1 0 1
13  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 0 2 2
14  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Kenya (KEN) 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1
Totals (21 nations) 11 11 22 44


Participating nations

Nation -48kg -51kg -54kg -57kg -60kg -63.5kg -67kg -71kg -75kg -81kg +81kg Total
 Algeria X X 2
 Argentina X X X X X X X 7
 Australia X X X X 4
 Austria X X 2
 Brazil X X 2
 Bulgaria X X X X X X X X X 8
 Burma X X 2
 Cameroon X X X X 4
 Canada X X X X 4
 Ceylon X 1
 Chile X X X X X X 6
 Chinese Taipei X X X 3
 Costa Rica X X 2
 Cuba X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Czechoslovakia X X X X X 5
 Denmark X X 2
 Dominican Republic X X 2
 Ecuador X X 2
 East Germany X X X X X X X X 8
 Egypt X X X X X 5
 Ethiopia X X X X 4
 Finland X X X X X 5
 France X X X X X X 6
 Ghana X X X X X X X 7
 Great Britain X X X X X X X X X 9
 Greece X X X 3
 Guatemala X X 2
 Guyana X X 2
 Hungary X X X X X X 6
 Ireland X X X X X X 6
 Italy X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 Jamaica X X 2
 Japan X X X X 4
 Kenya X X X X 4
 Mali X 1
 Mexico X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 Morocco X X X X X 5
 Netherlands X X 2
 Nicaragua X X X 3
 Niger X X 2
 Nigeria X X X X X 5
 Norway X 1
 Peru X X 2
 Philippines X X X X X 5
 Poland X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 Puerto Rico X X X X X X 6
 Romania X X X X X X X X X 9
 Sierra Leone X 1
 South Korea X X X X X X X 7
 Soviet Union X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 Spain X X X X X X 6
 Sudan X X X 3
 Sweden X X X 3
 Tanzania X 1
 Thailand X X X 3
 Tunisia X X X X 4
 Turkey X X X X X X 6
 Uganda X X X X X X X X 8
 United States X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 Uruguay X X X X 4
 Venezuela X X X X 4
 West Germany X X X X X X X X 8
 Yugoslavia X X X X X 5
 Zambia X X X X 4
Total: 64 NOCs 24 25 39 32 37 35 33 27 22 18 16 308

Further reading

  • Florio, John; Shapiro, Ouisie (2013). One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title. Lyons Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-7627-8300-7.

References

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
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