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Dave Carstens

Full name: David Krynauw Enslin "Dave" Carstens
Gender: Male
Born: September 1914 in Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
Died: August 6, 1955 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


After the 1932 Olympics Dave Carstens launched an up-and-down professional career, which included a fight against later German IBU World Champion Adolf Heuser in Berlin. In 1933 he was defeated for the South African title by his teammate, Eddie Peirce. Carstens fought professionally from 1932-39, ending with a record of 11 wins, 12 losses, and 2 draws. At the 1932 Los Angeles Games, Carstens was one of the boxers who participated in a special fund raising tournament for the benefit of swimmer Jenny Makaal because her mother had to take out a second home mortgage to finance her daughter’s trip to Los Angeles. In South Africa, he had worked as a diamond cutter.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight South Africa RSA 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1932-08-13 Carstens (RSA) , Rossi (ITA) decision
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1932-08-11 Carstens (RSA) , Jørgensen (DEN) decision
1932 Summer Los Angeles Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #4 1 1932-08-10 Carstens (RSA) , Berger (GER) decision
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