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Francisco Cabañas

Full name: Francisco Cabañas Pardo
Gender: Male
Born: January 22, 1912 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: January 26, 2002 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

When Francisco Cabañas lost the final of the Olympic flyweight boxing competition, he was considered to be Mexico’s first Olympic medallist – media being unaware of the country’s involvement in polo at the 1900 Olympics. Cabañas had stumbled into boxing at age 14, walking into a gym and becoming interested in the bout going on in there. He was unable to attend the 1928 Olympics, and had to pay own his way to Los Angeles in 1932. After his silver medal, Cabañas was appointed team leader of the Mexican boxing team, and he served in that function at the 1936 and 1948 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Flyweight Mexico MEX 2 Silver

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Final Round Match 1/2 2 1932-08-13 Énekes (HUN) , Cabañas (MEX)
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-11 Cabañas (MEX) , Pardoe (GBR) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1932-08-10 Cabañas (MEX) , Duke (RSA) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round One Match #3 1 1932-08-09 Cabañas (MEX)
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