Jim McCourt

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Jim McCourt
Medal record
Men’s boxing
Representing  Ireland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Lightweight
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1965 East Berlin Lightweight
Representing  Northern Ireland
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1966 Kingston Light Welterweight

James "Jim" Vincent McCourt (born 24 January 1944) is a former Irish boxer from Northern Ireland.

McCourt won a bronze medal for the Ireland in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the lightweight division. McCourt lost a controversial 3-2 decision to Russian Velikton Barannikov. Shortly after the Games McCourt defeated olympic champion Józef Grudzień of Poland. A year later, he repeated his bronze medal performance at the 1965 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin in the same grade. In 1966, McCourt won a gold medal, representing Northern Ireland, at the Commonwealth Games in Kingston in the Light Welterweight division. McCourt was rated number one amateur boxer of the world for 4 years. A master of defence and counter punching, he is inducted in the Irish Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame.

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