Full name: Carmelo Ambrosio Robledo
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: July 13, 1912 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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/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.
|1928 Summer||15||Amsterdam||Boxing||Men's Bantamweight||Argentina||ARG||5T|
|1932 Summer||20||Los Angeles||Boxing||Men's Featherweight||Argentina||ARG||1||Gold|
|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)|
|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)|