Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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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.

Medal table[edit]

 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)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Second round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Bantamweight (54 kg)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Second round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Featherweight (57 kg)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Second round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Lightweight (60 kg)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Second round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Light Welterweight (63.5 kg)[edit]

  • 22 participants from 22 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Vladimir Yengibaryan URS
Silver Franco Nenci ITA
Bronze Constantin Dumitrescu ROU
Bronze Henry Loubscher RSA

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Welterweight (67 kg)[edit]

  • 16 participants from 16 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Nicolae Linca ROU
Silver Fred Tiedt IRL
Bronze Kevin Hogarth AUS
Bronze Nicholas Gargano GBR

First round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Light Middleweight (71 kg)[edit]

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold László Papp HUN
Silver José Torres USA
Bronze John McCormack GBR
Bronze Zbigniew Pietrzykowski POL

First round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Middleweight (75 kg)[edit]

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Gennadi Schatkov URS
Silver Ramón Tapia CHI
Bronze Gilbert Chapron FRA
Bronze Victor Zalazar ARG

First round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Light Heavyweight (81 kg)[edit]

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold James Boyd USA
Silver Gheorghe Negrea ROU
Bronze Carlos Lucas CHI
Bronze Romualdas Murauskas URS

First round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Heavyweight (81+ kg)[edit]

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Pete Rademacher USA
Silver Lev Mukhin URS
Bronze Daniel Bekker RSA
Bronze Giacomo Bozzano ITA

First round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]