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Paul Fritsch

Full name: Paul François Nicolas Fritsch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: February 25, 1901 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: September 22, 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Affiliations: Athlétique Club de Belfort, Belfort (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Paul Fritsch was the first French boxer to win an Olympic title, defeating his countryman, Jean Gachet, in the final. Gachet had defeated Fritsch for the 1920 French title before the Olympics. After more than 300 amateur bouts, Fritsch turned professional in 1921. He had 99 professional fights (there are varying figures), but never became a major champion, and had to abandon boxing due to a retinal detachment. Fritsch later became a car salesman.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Featherweight France FRA 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-24 Fritsch (FRA) , Gachet (FRA) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Fritsch (FRA) , Garzena (ITA) knock-out 2
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1920-08-23 Fritsch (FRA) , Erdal (NOR) knock-out 3
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Round Two Match #5 1 1920-08-22 Fritsch (FRA) , Etcell (USA) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing France FRA Round One Match #9 1 1920-08-21 Fritsch (FRA) bye
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