9 February 1932|
Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
|Died||22 October 2009
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.
Bekker was the South African Heavyweight Champion from 1955–1959 and 1961.
- 1956 won the Heavyweight bronze medal at the Melbourne Olympics.
- 1958 won the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales.
- 1960 won the Heavyweight silver medal at the Rome Olympics.
- Ron Jackson, SA super amateur passes Fightnews.com. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
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