Thomas Nicholls (boxer)

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Thomas Nicholls
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Representing  United Kingdom
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Featherweight
European Amateur Championships
Representing  England
Gold medal – first place 1955 East Berlin Featherweight

Thomas ("Tom") Nicholls (born 12 October 1931) is a former boxer from Wellington, Shropshire, Great Britain, who won the silver medal in the featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. In the final he was defeated by Vladimir Safronov of the Soviet Union. He also competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics, where he was beaten in the second round by eventual gold medalist Pentti Hämäläinen from Finland.

Olympic results[edit]

1952 (as a Bantamweight)

1956 (as a Featherweight)

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • 1951 ABA Bantamweight champion
  • 1952 ABA Bantamweight champion
  • 1955 European Featherweight Champion in East Berlin
  • 1955 ABA Featherweight champion
  • 1956 ABA Featherweight champion