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Piet van Vuuren

Full name: Petrus Hendrik Jansen "Piet" van Vuuren
Gender: Male
Born: February 6, 1931 in Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: 2008 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Piet van Vuuren ranked as one of South Africa's top amateur boxers in the 1950s. He won a total of five national titles in the middleweight and light-heavyweight between 1951 and 1956. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, beating Australia's Tony Madigan to the gold. Despite high expectations for the Melbourne Olympics, Van Vuuren was elminated in his first bout there. Not interested in becoming a professional, Van Vuuren retired from the sport after the Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight South Africa RSA 9T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #7 2 1956-11-23 Negrea (ROU) , van Vuuren (RSA)