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Jorma Limmonen

Full name: Jorma Johannes Limmonen
Nickname(s): Jomi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 52-60 kg
Born: September 29, 1934 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: November 27, 2012 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jorma Limmonen is the most successful Finnish boxer at the national level with his 10 Finnish titles from 1953-64, a record that has never been bettered. Limmonen won his titles in three different categories: 1953-55 in flyweight, 1957-58 in bantamweight and 1959-60 and 1962-64 in featherweight. Limmonen competed as a featherweight at two Olympics, winning bronze in 1960, after losing to Italian gold medal winner Francesco Musso in the semi-final and also competed at the 1964 Olympics, where he lost his second round bout to Romanian Constantin Crudu. Limmonen also competed in two European Championships in 1955 and 1957, but not very successfully, losing his first round bouts in both competitions. Limmonen retired from boxing after the 1964 Olympics and later worked as a sports journalist. Limmonen was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Boxing Men's Featherweight Finland FIN 3T Bronze
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Boxing Men's Featherweight Finland FIN 9T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1960 Summer 25 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1960-09-03 Musso (ITA) , Limmonen (FIN) 0 58 56 57 58 58 287
1960 Summer 25 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1960-09-02 Limmonen (FIN) , Bekker (ZIM) 3 58 59 59 60 59 295 decision
1960 Summer 25 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1960-08-31 Limmonen (FIN) , Lundgren (GBR) 3 59 59 60 59 58 295 decision
1960 Summer 25 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #10 1 1960-08-26 Limmonen (FIN) , Krogh (DEN) 5 60 60 60 59 60 299 decision
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 2 1964-10-17 Crudu (ROU) , Limmonen (FIN) 2 57 57 59 57 59 289
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #13 1 1964-10-13 Limmonen (FIN) , de Rooij (NED) referee stops contest 1 2:49
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