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Clayton Kenny

Full name: Clayton Orten Kenny
Gender: Male
Born: December 21, 1928 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 29, 2015 in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing


Canadian Clayton Kenny took up boxing after being hit by a drunk driver at the age of 14, despite warnings from his doctors not to strain his body with difficult physical activity. He soon became a provincial champion in both Quebec and Ontario as a lightweight and, after winning the national title in 1952, was selected to take part in that year’s Summer Olympics. There he defeated Denmark’s [Niels Bertelsen] in the opening round prior to his elimination from the tournament in round two, after losing to [István Juhász] of Hungary. Back at home he defended his national title twice and captained the Canada’s boxing delegation to the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, where the nation won two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in the sport. He attempted to qualify for the 1956 Summer Olympics, but retired from active competition after breaking his hand during the national trials. He remained involved in boxing as a referee and was inducted into the Canadian Boxing, Greater Ottawa, Pennsylvania Boxing, and RA Centre Halls of Fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Men's Lightweight Canada CAN 9T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #4 2 Juhász (HUN) , Kenny (CAN) 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #8 1 1952-07-28 Kenny (CAN) , Bertelsen (DEN) referee stops contest 3
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