Richard Nowakowski

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Richard Nowakowski
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Richard Nowakowski (left) in 1981
Personal information
Full name Richard Nowakowski
Nationality  East Germany
Born (1955-09-27) 27 September 1955 (age 62)
Sztum, Pomorskie, Poland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight
Club Schweriner SC, Schwerin

Richard Nowakowski (born 27 September 1955 in Sztum, Poland) is a retired boxer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the men's featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There he was defeated in the final by Ángel Herrera of Cuba.

Four years later, when Moscow hosted the Summer Games, Nowakowski competed in the lightweight category (– 60 kg), and captured the bronze medal. The same he did in 1982, at the World Championships in Munich, West Germany.

Olympic results[edit]

1976 - Montreal

  • 1st round bye
  • Round of 32: Defeated Ruben Mares (Philippines) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Behzad Ghaedi Bardeh (Iran) referee stopped contest in third round
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Gheorghe Ciochina (Romania) referee stopped contest in third round
  • Semifinal: Defeated Leszek Kosedowski (Poland) by decision, 5-0
  • Final: Lost to Ángel Herrera (Cuba) second-round knockout (was awarded silver medal)

1980 - Moscow

  • Round of 32: Defeated Christopher Ossai (Nigeria) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Geofrey Nyeko (Uganda) referee stopped contest in the first round
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated George Gilbody (Great Britain) by decision, 5-0
  • Semifinal: Lost to Viktor Demyanenko (Soviet Union) referee stopped contest in the first round (was awarded bronze medal)

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