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Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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.

Contents

  • Medal table 1
  • Flyweight (– 51 kg) 2
    • First round 2.1
    • Second round 2.2
    • Quarterfinals 2.3
    • Semifinals 2.4
    • Final 2.5
  • Bantamweight (54 kg) 3
    • First round 3.1
    • Second round 3.2
    • Quarterfinals 3.3
    • Semifinals 3.4
    • Final 3.5
  • Featherweight (57 kg) 4
    • First round 4.1
    • Second round 4.2
    • Quarterfinals 4.3
    • Semifinals 4.4
    • Final 4.5
  • Lightweight (60 kg) 5
    • First round 5.1
    • Second round 5.2

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  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 GBR
Silver Mircea Dobrescu ROU
Bronze John Caldwell IRL
Bronze René Libeer FRA

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Bantamweight (54 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Wolfgang Behrendt EUA
Silver Song Soon-Chun KOR
Bronze Claudio Barrientos CHI
Bronze Frederick Gilroy IRL

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Featherweight (57 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Vladimir Safronov URS
Silver Thomas Nicholls GBR
Bronze Henryk Niedźwiedzki POL
Bronze Pentti Hämäläinen FIN

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Lightweight (60 kg)

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Richard McTaggart GBR
Silver Harry Kurschat EUA
Bronze Anatoly Lagetko URS
Bronze Anthony Byrne IRL

First round

Second round

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