James Wallington

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James Wallington
Personal information
Full name James Robert Wallington, Jr.
Nickname(s) "Jim"
Nationality  United States
Born (1944-07-28)July 28, 1944
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]
Died April 20, 1988(1988-04-20) (aged 43)
Lawrence, Indiana[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Welterweight

James ("Jim") Robert Wallington (July 28, 1944 – April 20, 1988) was an American welterweight boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico.

Wallington won the bronze medal in the men's light welterweight division (– 63.5 kg) after a loss in the semifinals against eventual silver medalist Enrique Regueiferos from Cuba. He won the gold medal at the Pan American Games a year earlier. Wallington was also the US National Amateur Light Welterweight Champion in 1966 and 1967.

Wallington also served in the US Army.[2] He died aged 43.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Wallington Biography Olympics Database. Retrieved on 5 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Jim Wallington Biography[permanent dead link] SR Olympics. Retrieved on 5 March 2016