Hocine Soltani

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Hocine Soltani
حسين سلطاني
Personal information
Full name Hocine Soltani
Nationality  Algeria
Born (1972-12-27)December 27, 1972
Thénia, Boumerdès
Died March 1, 2002(2002-03-01) (aged 29)
Marseille, France
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

Hocine Soltani (Arabic: حسين سلطاني‎‎; December 27, 1972 in Thenia – March 1, 2002 in Marseille, France) was a boxer from Algeria, who won two Olympic medals. In 1992 the southpaw placed third in the featherweight division (54–57 kg), and at the 1996 Summer Olympics he won a gold medal in lightweight.

Hocine turned pro in 1998 and only fought four times, winning each bout and retiring in 2000. Soltani disappeared in March 2002. His lifeless body was found near Marseille, France in September 2004.

Soltani is the uncle of two time Olympian Mebarek Soltani.

Amateur career[edit]

  • 1991 African Featherweight Champion, in competition in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1991 3rd place at World Championships as a Featherweight in Sydney, Australia. Results were:
  • 1992 Featherweight Bronze Medalist at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Results were:
  • 1993 Boxed as a Lightweight at the World Championships in Tampere, Finland. Results were:
  • 1994 African Lightweight Champion, in competition in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1994 Competed as a Lightweight at World Cup Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
  • 1996 Lightweight Gold Medalist at Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States. Results were:

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