Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place in the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, United States. The boxing schedule began on July 29 and ended on August 11. Twelve boxing events were contested with the participation of 354 fighters from 81 countries. [1]

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

1984 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIII Olympiad, held in Los Angeles in 1984

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles, United States. This was the second time that Los Angeles had hosted the Games, the first being in 1932.

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Former arena in California, United States

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was a multi-purpose arena at Exposition Park, in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was located next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and just south of the campus of the University of Southern California, which managed and operated both venues under a master lease agreement with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission. The arena was demolished in 2016 and replaced with Banc of California Stadium, home of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC which opened in 2018.

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Medal summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
Light flyweight (–48 kg)
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Paul Gonzales
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Salvatore Todisco
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Marcelino Bolivar
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).png  Venezuela
Keith Mwila
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
Flyweight (–51 kg)
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Steve McCrory
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Redzep Redzepovski
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Eyüp Can
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Ibrahim Bilali
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Bantamweight (–54 kg)
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Maurizio Stecca
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Héctor López
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Dale Walters
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Pedro Nolasco
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Featherweight (–57 kg)
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Meldrick Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Peter Konyegwachie
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Omar Catarí
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).png  Venezuela
Turgut Aykaç
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Lightweight (–60 kg)
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Pernell Whitaker
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Luis Ortiz
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg  Puerto Rico
Chun Chil-Sung
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
Martin Ndongo-Ebanga
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Light welterweight (–63 kg)
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Jerry Page
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dhawee Umponmaha
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Mircea Fulger
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Mirko Puzović
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Welterweight (–67 kg)
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Mark Breland
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
An Young-Su
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
Joni Nyman
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Luciano Bruno
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Light middleweight (–71 kg)
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Frank Tate
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Shawn O'Sullivan
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Christophe Tiozzo
Flag of France.svg  France
Manfred Zielonka
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Middleweight (–75 kg)
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Shin Joon-Sup
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
Virgil Hill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Aristides González
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg  Puerto Rico
Mohamed Zaoui
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Light heavyweight (–81 kg)
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Anton Josipović
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Kevin Barry
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Evander Holyfield
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mustapha Moussa
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Heavyweight (–91 kg)
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Henry Tillman
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Willie DeWit
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Angelo Musone
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Arnold Vanderlyde
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Super heavyweight (+ 91 kg)
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Tyrell Biggs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Francesco Damiani
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Robert Wells
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Aziz Salihu
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia

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References

  1. "Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 December 2018.