Arturo Rodríguez

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Olympic medalist
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Arturo Rodríguez
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Heavyweight

Arturo "El Mono" (The Monkey) J. Rodríguez Jurado (May 26, 1907 - November 22, 1982) was an Argentine boxer and rugby union player. As a boxer, he competed at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics. In 1924, he lost his first fight against Thyge Petersen and was eliminated in the first round of the light heavyweight class. In 1928 Rodríguez Jurado won the Gold Medal, after beating Nils Ramm in the heavy weight category. It was the first gold medal won by Argentina in boxing.

In rugby union, Rodríguez Jurado played for San Isidro Club, apart of being the Argentina national team captain.

His sons, Arturo and Marcelo, also had notable careers as rugby players, being called up for the national team as their father had been in the 1920s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arturo Rodríguez Jurado profile on Olympic Sports website