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Al Robinson

Full name: Albert "Al" Robinson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 18, 1947 in Paris, Texas, United States
Died: January 25, 1974 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Albert Robinson, winner of a bronze medal in the featherweight class at the 1967 Pan American Games, had no luck. In the 1968 Olympic final against Antonio Roldán of Mexico, Robinson appeared to be in complete control when the bout was stopped in the second round. But, amazingly the referee gave the verdict to Roldán, disqualifying Robinson for head butts. Films of the fight failed to show the infraction, and Robinson was allowed to keep the silver medal, unusual for a disqualified fighter. Shortly after the Olympics, Al Robinson began a pro career which was progressing nicely until 30 April 1971, when he collapsed during a workout. He never regained consciousness, dying three years later.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Featherweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 AC 1968-10-26 Roldán (MEX) , Robinson (USA)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Robinson (USA) , Mikhaylov (BUL) decision 4 59 59 59 60 58 295
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1968-10-22 Robinson (USA) , Khallaf Allah (EGY) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1968-10-17 Robinson (USA) , Pelegrino (PHI) knock-out 2
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round One Match #10 1 1968-10-15 Robinson (USA) , Cheshire (GBR) referee stops contest 2
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