Algirdas Šocikas

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Algirdas Šocikas
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Personal information
Born 14 May 1928
Žaliame Ostempe, Kaunas, Lithuania
Died 21 November 2012 (aged 84)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Sport
Sport Boxing

Algirdas Šocikas (14 May 1928 – 21 November 2012) was a Lithuanian amateur heavyweight boxer who won the European title in 1953 and 1955 and finished fifth at the 1952 Olympics.[1] He won six Soviet (1950–1954, 1956), six Lithuanian (1947–1948, 1951–1953, 1956) and three Baltic championships (1948, 1950, 1952). After retiring in 1957 he worked as a boxing coach in Kaunas and raised the Olympic medalists Ričardas Tamulis and Jonas Čepulis, among others. He died in Kaunas, aged 84, and was buried in Petrašiūnai Cemetery.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mirė legendinis Lietuvos boksininkas A.Šocikas – DELFI Žinios". Sportas.delfi.lt. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Algirdas Šocikas. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Ringo džentelmenas A. Šocikas palydėtas į paskutinę kelionę" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 25 November 2012.