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Gang Jun-Ho

Full name: Gang Jun-Ho
Original name: 강 준호
Other name(s): Kang Joon-Ho
Gender: Male
Born: June 22, 1928 in Haeju, Hamgyeongnam, North Korea
Died: September 24, 1990 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

South Korean Gang Jun-Ho began finding success in his amateur boxing career in 1949 and won the national featherweight championship the following year. Soon after he joined the military for a 13-year career, but he nevertheless attended the 1952 Summer Olympics and competed in the bantamweight category. He succeeded in capturing a bronze medal, but lost to silver medalist John McNally in the semifinal. He participated in the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games, but retired soon after and took up coaching. He was eventually selected as the coach of South Korea’s national amateur boxing squad and attended the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics in this capacity. Under his supervision, the nation won a silver and bronze medal in the sport at the former Games. He continued leading the team at international events throughout the 1970s in addition to training professional boxers, including World Boxing Council champions Kim Sang-Hyun (light welterweight) and Park Chan-Hui (flyweight).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Men's Bantamweight South Korea KOR 3T Bronze

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1952-08-01 McNally (IRL) , Gang (KOR) 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing South Korea KOR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1952-07-31 Gang (KOR) , Moore (USA) 2 decision
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing South Korea KOR Round Two Match #1 1 Gang (KOR) , Nikkhah (IRI) 3 decision
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing South Korea KOR Round One Match #2 1 1952-07-28 Gang (KOR) bye
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