Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Featherweight

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Featherweight boxing
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenuePalazzo dello Sport
Dates26 August – 5 September
Competitors31 from 31 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Francesco Musso  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jerzy Adamski  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) William Meyers  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jorma Limmonen  Finland
← 1956
1964 →

The men's featherweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1960 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 57 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 26 August to 5 September 1960. 31 boxers from 31 nations competed.[1]


Gold Francesco Musso
Silver Jerzy Adamski
Bronze William Meyers
 South Africa
Bronze Jorma Limmonen


The following boxers took part in the event:[1]

Rank Name Country
1 Francesco Musso  Italy
2 Jerzy Adamski  Poland
3T William Meyers  South Africa
3T Jorma Limmonen  Finland
5T Constantin Gheorghiu  Romania
5T Ernst Chervet  Switzerland
5T Abe Bekker  Rhodesia
5T Boris Nikonorov  Soviet Union
9T Hsu Teng-yun  Chinese Taipei
9T Werner Kirsch  United Team of Germany
9T Juan Díaz  Chile
9T Shinetsu Suzuki  Japan
9T Ando Reddy  Ireland
9T Phil Lundgren  Great Britain
9T Song Sun-cheon  South Korea
9T Carlos Aro  Argentina
17T Than Tun  Myanmar
17T Mohamed Hassan  Morocco
17T Joshua Williams  Ghana
17T Vicente Saldívar  Mexico
17T Danny Males  Australia
17T Mohandas Liyanage Sumith  Sri Lanka
17T Gaby Mancini  Canada
17T José Luis Biescas  Spain
17T André Juncker  France
17T Børge Krogh  Denmark
17T Sayed Abdel Gadir  Sudan
17T Miloslav Paunović  Yugoslavia
17T Nick Spanakos  United States
17T Lajos Baranyai  Hungary
17T Joe Okezie  Nigeria


  • South Africa William Meyers (RSA) def. Romania Constantin Gheorghiu (ROM)
  • Poland Jerzy Adamski (POL) def. Switzerland Ernst Chervet (SUI)
  • Finland Jorma Limmonen (FIN) def. Southern Rhodesia Abe Bekker (RHO)
  • Italy Francesco Musso (ITA) def. Soviet Union Boris Nikonorov (URS)


  • Poland Jerzy Adamski (POL) def. South Africa William Meyers (RSA)
  • Italy Francesco Musso (ITA) def. Finland Jorma Limmonen (FIN)


  • Italy Francesco Musso (ITA) def. Poland Jerzy Adamski (POL)


  1. ^ a b "Boxing at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 November 2018.