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Boxing at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 9, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: ARG Carmelo Robledo
Silver: GER Josef Schleinkofer
Bronze: SWE Allan Carlsson

Summary

Carmelo Robledo was a teenage office clerk from Argentina who had reached the quarter-finals in Amsterdam. In Los Angeles he used his physical strength to win three straight decisions and take the Olympic title. The final had started quietly but Scheinklofer of Germany increased the tempo in the second round and was reported as “letting his fists fly”. The German tired in the final three minutes but his supporters still believed he had done enough to claim victory.

The American entrant Johnny Hines went out to Carlsson of Sweden in the quarter-finals, hampered by cuts above both eyes he had received in his first round fight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carmelo Robledo 20 Argentina ARG Gold
2 Josef Schleinkofer 22 Germany GER Silver
3 Allan Carlsson 21 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Gaspare Alessandri 24 Italy ITA
5T Johnny Keller Canada CAN
5T Henri Walter France FRA
5T Ernie Smith Ireland IRL
5T Johnny Hines 20 United States USA
9T Katsuo Kameoka 27 Japan JPN
9T Miguel Araico Mexico MEX