Jorma Limmonen

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Jorma Limmonen
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Personal information
Born 29 September 1934
Helsinki, Finland
Died 27 November 2012 (aged 76)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 52–60 kg (115–132 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing

Jorma Johannes Limmonen (29 September 1934 – 27 November 2012) was a Finnish boxer who competed in the featherweight division in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. He won a bronze medal in 1960, losing in a semifinal to the eventual champion Francesco Musso, and was eliminated in the second bout in 1964.[1][2]

Limmonen won ten consecutive national titles in 1953–64, which remains a national record. He retired in 1964 and later worked as a boxing coach and a sports journalist. In 2006 he was inducted into the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame.[1][2]

1964 Olympic results

Jorma Limmonen competed as a featherweight in the 1964 Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo. Here are his results from that event:

  • Round of 32: defeated Jan de Rooj of the Netherlands (referee stopped contest)
  • Round of 16 lost to Constantin Crudu of Romania by a 2-3 decision

References

  1. ^ a b Jorma Limmonen. Sports Reference.com
  2. ^ a b Nyrkkeilyn olympiapronssimitalisti Jorma Limmonen kuoli. hs.fi. 29 November 2012 (in Finnish)


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