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Algirdas Šocikas

Full name: Algirdas Šocikas
Other name(s): Algirdas Stasevich Shotsikas, Альгирдас Стасевич Шоцикас
Gender: Male
Born: May 14, 1928 in Žaliame Ostempe, Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: November 21, 2012 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Algirdas Šocikas was the second great boxer from Lithuania after Juozas Vinča and the first of the great Soviet Lithuanian boxers who dominated the heavier classes of the European amateur boxing scene at the end of the 1950s and in the 1960s. Šocikas made his international début at the 1949 World Student Games, where he won gold in the heavyweight division, also repeating this title in 1954. At the 1952 Olympics, Šocikas lost to eventual bronze medal winner South-African Dries Nieman in the quarter-finals. Šocikas was European heavyweight amateur champion in 1953 and 1955 and won the Soviet heavyweight title six times (1950-54 and 1956). He was also Baltic heavyweight champion in 1948, 1950 and 1952 and won six Lithuanian SSR titles (1947-48, 1951-53, 1956). After finishing his boxing career in 1957, Šocikas worked for a long time as a boxing coach in Kaunas, coaching the future Olympic medalists Ričardas Tamulis and Jonas Čepulis, among others. He also wrote and co-wrote more than 10 textbooks about boxing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Men's Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 5T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1952-07-31 Nieman (RSA) , Šocikas (URS)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #12 1 1952-07-29 Šocikas (URS) , Gościański (POL) referee stops contest 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two (Redraw) Match #4 1 Šocikas (URS) bye
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