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Eddie Crook

Full name: Edward "Eddie" Crook, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: April 19, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: July 25, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: WVSU Yellow Jackets, Institute, West Virginia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Eddie Crook lost in the finals of the Olympic trials in 1956 to José Torres, future world light-heavyweight champion, but in 1960 he had vastly improved as a fighter. By then he had won two Golden Gloves championships and an Eastern Regional AAU title and was considered a favorite to make the Olympic team. He did not disappoint and Crook was barely tested at Rome. He knocked out three of his first four opponents, before winning a 3-1-1 decision in the finals over Tadeusz Walasek of Poland. Crook was a career military man, serving two tours in Vietnam, and ending as a command sergeant major. He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1960-09-05 Crook (USA) , Walasek (POL) decision 3 58 60 59 59 58 294
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1960-09-03 Crook (USA) , Monea (ROU) knock-out 2
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1960-09-02 Crook (USA) , Chang (TPE) referee stops contest 3
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 Crook (USA) , Odhiambo (UGA) decision 4 60 59 60 60 59 298
1960 Summer 31 Roma Boxing United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1960-08-26 Crook (USA) , Odreman (VEN) referee stops contest 1 2:58
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