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Boxing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Jackie Fields
Silver: USA Joe Salas
Bronze: ARG Pedro Quartucci

Summary

The title bout in the featherweight class was played out between two American fighters, Jackie Fields and Joe Salas, who had proved a class above the rest of the field. Fields, considered the most stylish boxer of the entire games, won a clear decision but was so upset at having beaten his good friend Salas that he went back to the dressing room and cried. At sixteen years and four months old, Fields is the youngest Olympic boxing champion. Unless current age restrictions are removed, it will be an honour that he will hold forever. Born as Jacob Finkelstein, Fields went on to a lucrative professional career including a spell as welterweight champion of the world.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jackie Fields 16 United States USA Gold
2 Joe Salas 20 United States USA Silver
3 Pedro Quartucci 18 Argentina ARG Bronze
4 Jean Devergnies 16 Belgium BEL
5T Bruno Petrarca 17 Italy ITA
5T Harry Dingley 21 Great Britain GBR
5T Carlos Abarca 23 Chile CHI
5T Marcel Depont 23 France FRA
9T Livio Francecchini 22 Italy ITA
9T Emilio Bautista 26 Spain ESP
9T Olaf Hansen 17 Norway NOR
9T Jacques Sauthier Switzerland SUI
9T Karel Tuns 18 Belgium BEL
9T Manuel Esmoris 16 Uruguay URU
9T Herman Levij 20 Netherlands NED
9T Arthur Beavis Great Britain GBR
17T Alec Burlie Canada CAN
17T Gustaf Bergman 26 Sweden SWE
17T Luis Bru 16 Spain ESP
17T Mickey McGowan 23 Canada CAN
17T Henri Stuckmann 17 France FRA
17T Mossy Doyle Ireland IRL
17T Ernie Eustice 19 South Africa RSA
17T Jean Flammang 19 Luxembourg LUX