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Clarence Hill

Full name: Clarence Hill
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: June 26, 1951
Country: BER Bermuda
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Clarence Hill is Bermuda's first - and, as of 2008, only - Olympic medallist, making the small British depency the smallest country to have won an Olympic medal in the Summer Games. Hill won his medal by reaching the semi-finals of the 1976 heavyweight boxing tournament, losing to Romania's Mircea Simion. Hill then had a rather anonymous professional career, which he was forced to end (with a 18-3-1 record) when he was banned from entering the United States because of a marihuana possesion offence eight years earlier. Following a divorce, Hill's life went downhill, and he ended up in prison twice, once for cocaine possesion and once for armed robbery. During his second stint in jail, Hill lost his drug habit and was re-schooled as a carpenter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Boxing Men's Heavyweight Bermuda BER 3T Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Boxing Bermuda BER Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1976-07-29 Simion (ROU) , Hill (BER) 0 57 55 57 56 58 283
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Boxing Bermuda BER Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1976-07-28 Hill (BER) , Gauwe (BEL) 5 58 59 58 59 59 293 decision
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Boxing Bermuda BER Round Two Match #5 1 1976-07-26 Hill (BER) , Badpa (IRI) knock-out 2 2:41
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Boxing Bermuda BER Round One Match #9 1 1976-07-22 Hill (BER) bye
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