Daniel Bekker

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Daniel Bekker
Personal information
Born(1932-02-09)9 February 1932
Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Died22 October 2009(2009-10-22) (aged 77)

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]


Bekker died on 18 October 2009 after a long struggle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.[1]


  1. ^ Ron Jackson, SA super amateur passes[permanent dead link] Fightnews.com. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

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