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Boxing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA Roger Michelot
Silver: GER Richard Vogt
Bronze: ARG Francisco Resiglione

Summary

Roger Michelot of France, who had reached the middleweight semi-finals in Los Angeles, returned for another attempt at Olympic glory and was amongst those touted for success in a division which had a number of contenders but no clear favourite. One of those contenders, Carl Vinciguerra, the US national amateur champion was the victim of a major shock in the opening round, the unheralded Egyptian fighter Mohamed Amin defeating him on points.

The final matched Michelot with Germany’s Richard Vogt and at first it appeared as Vogt was to cruise to victory. The German’s superior reach dominated the first three minutes and he took the round clearly. It was then that Michelot put his experience to work, punishing Vogt for his overconfidence and changing the course of the fight. An attack by Vogt had Michelot reeling in the last few moments of the fight but the Frenchman had done enough to win the championship.

Vogt had a professional career with included three separate reigns as German light-heavyweight champion. An attempt at the European title was lost but he did have the distinction of being the man who ended the career of former heavyweight champion Max Schmeling. Sydney Leibbrandt of South Africa, who defaulted through injury from the bronze medal match, served seven years in prison in his native country. He was convicted of treason after working as an agent for the Nazis.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roger Michelot 24 France FRA Gold
2 Richard Vogt 23 Germany GER Silver
3 Francisco Resiglione 19 Argentina ARG Bronze
4 Robey Leibrandt 23 South Africa RSA
5T Tommy Griffin 23 Great Britain GBR
5T Hannes Koivunen 24 Finland FIN
5T Børge Holm 25 Denmark DEN
5T František Havelka 28 Czechoslovakia TCH
9T Jim Graser 21 Luxembourg LUX
9T Antonio Adipe 24 Uruguay URU
9T Oliver Shanks 20 Canada CAN
9T Erminio Bolzan 28 Italy ITA
9T Wim Fock 27 Netherlands NED
9T Leslie Harley 23 Australia AUS
9T Mohamed Amin 22 Egypt EGY
16T Paul Schweifer 22 Austria AUT
16T Wang Yunlan 23 China CHN
16T Walter von Bueren 24 Switzerland SUI
16T Pol Goffaux 19 Belgium BEL
16T Jarl Johnsen 22 Norway NOR
16T Carl Vinciquerra 21 United States USA