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Carmelo Robledo

Full name: Carmelo Ambrosio Robledo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: July 13, 1912 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a child Carmelo Robledo earned money as a newsboy on the corner of Cordova and Rodríguez Peña de Buenos Aires. He was discovered as a boxer in the Abasto neighbourhood, where a couple of well-known boxers had their roots. In 1928, Robledo was just 15-years-old and the youngest member of the Argentine delegation. This made him an Olympic veteran when he took part in Los Angeles, although he just turned 20 a few weeks before the Games. Along with other contemporary Argentine sports figures in 1950 Robledo was cast in the comedy film "Campeón a la fuerza" (Champion of Power). He worked as a clerk from Buenos Aires, but little is known about his later life. Some sources indicate that he died around 1981, while others give a date in the early 1960s.

There is an anecdote about Robledo that, at the moment when [Juan Carlos Zabala] (athletes/show/64468) crossed the finish line to win the marathon, Robledo, in his exuberance, threw a pennant with an iron shaft at Zabala, which hit him on the head, and knocked him to the floor, although this was initially attributed to Zabala’s weariness.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Bantamweight Argentina ARG 5T
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Featherweight Argentina ARG 1 Gold

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Argentina ARG Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1928-08-09 Traynor (IRL) , Robledo (ARG)
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Argentina ARG Round Two Match #2 1 1928-08-08 Robledo (ARG) , Van Rumbecke (BEL) decision
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Argentina ARG Round One Match #3 1 1928-08-07 Robledo (ARG)

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Argentina ARG Final Round Match 1/2 1 1932-08-13 Robledo (ARG) , Schleinkofer (GER) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Argentina ARG Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1932-08-12 Robledo (ARG) , Carlsson (SWE) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Argentina ARG Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1932-08-11 Robledo (ARG) , Smith (IRL) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Argentina ARG Round One Match #5 1 1932-08-09 Robledo (ARG)
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