Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Boxing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueEstadio Luna Park
Dates23 November – 1 December
Competitors164 from 35 nations
«19521960»

Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place at Buenos Aires. 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 23 November and ended on 1 December. Ten boxing events (all men's individual) were contested.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(−51 kg)
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Terence Spinks
 Great Britain
Mircea Dobrescu
 Romania
John Caldwell
 Ireland
Abel Laudonio
 Argentina
Bantamweight
(−54 kg)
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Wolfgang Behrendt
 United Team of Germany
Claudio Barrientos
 Chile
Owen Reilly
 Great Britain
Carmelo Tomaselli
 Argentina
Featherweight
(−57 kg)
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Vladimir Safronov
 Soviet Union
Thomas Nicholls
 Great Britain
Henryk Niedźwiedzki
 Poland
Pentti Hämäläinen
 Finland
Lightweight
(−60 kg)
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Anatoly Lagetko
 Soviet Union
Anthony Byrne
 Ireland
Richard McTaggart
 Great Britain
Zygmunt Milewski
 Poland
Light welterweight
(−63.5 kg)
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Vladimir Yengibaryan
 Soviet Union
Franco Nenci
 Italy
Constantin Dumitrescu
 Romania
Joseph Shaw
 United States
Welterweight
(−67 kg)
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Fred Tiedt
 Ireland
Nicholas Gargano
 Great Britain
Kevin Hogarth
 Australia
Francisco Gilabert
 Argentina
Light middleweight
(−71 kg)
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László Papp
 Hungary
José Torres
 United States
John McCormack
 Great Britain
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski
 Poland
Middleweight
(−75 kg)
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Victor Zalazar
 Argentina
Gennadi Schatkov
 Soviet Union
Gilbert Chapron
 France
Stig Sjölin
 Sweden
Light heavyweight
(−81 kg)
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Romualdas Murauskas
 Soviet Union
James Boyd
 United States
Carlos Lucas
 Chile
Andrzej Wocjiechowski
 Poland
Heavyweight
(+81 kg)
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Lev Mukhin
 Soviet Union
Pete Rademacher
 United States
José Giorgetti
 Argentina
Josef Nemec
 Czechoslovakia