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Harlan Marbley

Full name: Harlan Joseph Marbley
Nickname(s): Peewee
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: October 11, 1943 in White Oak, Maryland, United States
Died: May 13, 2008 in Clinton, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Harlan Marbley competed as a light-flyweight at the 1968 Olympics. He came to Mexico City with a 189-5 amateur record, having won the All-Army title and a bronze medal at the 1967 Pan American Games. At the time of the 1968 Mexico City Games he worked as a security guard at the DC police department. Life was never as good for him again.

Marbley grew up under difficult circumstances and scrambled for money to make ends meet. He never boxed professionally but later became a youth counselor. His wife, Jane, worked as a janitress at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1979, she was shot several times by an acquaintance, then was locked in a room at the Navy Yard and her body was found five days later. Marbley carried on, supporting his two young sons as a single father by working in the kitchen at a VA Hospital near Washington. In 1988, one of those sons, Riveyone, was 18-years-old when he was gunned down and killed around the corner from their home.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight United States USA 3T Bronze

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1968-10-24 Rodríguez (VEN) , Marbley (USA) 1 58 58 58 59 57 290
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1968-10-20 Marbley (USA) , Ogun (NGR) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1968-10-18 Marbley (USA) , Temel (TUR) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1968-10-13 Marbley (USA) bye
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