Danas Pozniakas

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Danas Pozniakas
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1968 Mexico City Light Heavyweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver 1963 Moscow Light Heavyweight
Gold 1965 Berlin Light Heavyweight
Gold 1967 Rome Light Heavyweight
Gold 1969 Bucharest Light Heavyweight

Danas Pozniakas (October 19, 1939 – February 4, 2005) was a Lithuanian boxer who competed for the Soviet Union.

He was born near Białystok and died in Vilnius.

In 1968 he won the Olympic gold medal in the light heavyweight class.

His family moved to Vilnius in the 1950s. From 1959 to 1966 he trained at the Armed Forces sports society, and from 1968 to 1969 for Trudovye Rezervy sports society in Vilnius. He became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1965 and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1969.[1] During his career Pozniakas won 203 fights out of 217. Since 1974 he was an AIBA International Referee.[2]

Olympic results[edit]



  1. ^ Khavin, Boris (1979). Всё об олимпийских играх [All About Olympic Games] (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 572. 
  2. ^ (Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia

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