Habib Galhia

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Habib Galhia
Personal information
Native name حبيب قلحية
Born (1941-05-14) May 14, 1941 (age 75)
Kairouan, Tunisia
Died December 25, 2011(2011-12-25) (aged 70)
Sousse, Tunisia
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country Tunisia
Sport Boxing
Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Light Welterweight

Habib Galhia (Arabic: حبيب قلحية‎‎, May 14, 1941 – December 25, 2011) was a Tunisian boxer, who won the bronze medal in the men's Light Welterweight (67 kg) category at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He was the first Tunisian to win an Olympic medal.[1]

Habib participated also in 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and he finished the competition in the rank 17T.[2]


  1. ^ "Décès de Habib Galhia, premier Tunisien médaillé olympique". Tunisienumerique.com. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Habib Galhia Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 

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