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Leo Rwabwogo

Full name: Leo Rwabwogo
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: June 3, 1949 in Tororo, Eastern, Uganda
Died: January 15, 2009 in Rugongo, Western, Uganda
Country: UGA Uganda
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Leo Rwabwogo is the only Ugandan to have won more than a single medal at the Olympic Games and like fellow medallist Eridad Mukwanga he was a product of the Kilembe Mines Boxing Center in Western Uganda. He arrived in Mexico City in 1968 as African flyweight champion having won that title in Zambia early in the year and scored some impressive victories on his way to the semi-final including a victory over highly-touted American Davey Vasquez. Rwabwogo lost a close and controversial decision to Poland’s Artur Olech and had to settle for the bronze medal.

At the Munich Olympics he improved on his previous by reaching the final but was convincingly outpointed by Georgi Kostadinov in the final. He also won a silver medal at the 1970 Commonwealth Games and competed without success at the 1973 All-African Games. Despite these successes Rwabwogo lived the latter part of his life in poverty.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Flyweight Uganda UGA 3T Bronze
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Men's Flyweight Uganda UGA 2 Silver

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Uganda UGA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1968-10-24 Olech (POL) , Rwabwogo (UGA) 2 58 58 59 60 58 293
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Uganda UGA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1968-10-21 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Badari (HUN) 3 57 58 59 58+ 60 292 decision
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Uganda UGA Round Two Match #7 1 1968-10-17 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Vasquez (USA) 3 58+ 60 58 59 57 292 decision
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Uganda UGA Round One Match #14 1 1968-10-14 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Seo (KOR) 5 59 59 60 60 59 297 decision
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Uganda UGA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1972-09-10 Kostadinov (BUL) , Rwabwogo (UGA) 0 58 57 58 57 58 288
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Uganda UGA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-08 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Rodríguez (CUB) 3 59 59 60 59 58 295 decision
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Uganda UGA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1972-09-06 Rwabwogo (UGA) , McLaughlin (IRL) referee stops contest 3 1:01
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Uganda UGA Round Three Match #7 1 1972-09-05 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Orn-Chim (THA) 4 60 59 59 59 58 295 decision
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing Uganda UGA Round Two Match #13 1 1972-08-30 Rwabwogo (UGA) , O'Sullivan (GBR) referee stops contest 1 1:20
1972 Summer 23 München Boxing 1 UGA Round One Match #26 1 1972-08-27 Rwabwogo (UGA) , Acuña (URU) referee stops contest 3 2:12