Daniel Bekker

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Daniel Bekker
Personal information
Born 9 February 1932
Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Died 22 October 2009
Pretoria

Daniel "Daan" Wepener Bekker (9 February 1932 – 22 October 2009) was a South African boxer, who won the bronze medal in the Heavyweight division (+ 91 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Four years later in Rome he captured the silver medal in the same category.

Amateur career[edit]

Bekker was the South African Heavyweight Champion from 1955–1959 and 1961.

Olympic Results[edit]

Death[edit]

Bekker died on 22 October 2009 after a long struggle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Jackson, SA super amateur passes Fightnews.com. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

External links[edit]