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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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