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Boxing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Korakuen Hall, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Date Started: October 12, 1964
Date Finished: October 23, 1964
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Fernando Atzori
Silver: POL Artur Olech
Bronze: URS Stanislav Sorokin
USA Bob Carmody

Summary

The lower weight categories are always prone to a greater turnover of boxers that other divisions as was proved by the flyweight division in 1964. At the start of 1964 not one of the four men who win medals in Tokyo could even be considered as favourites to be selected for their national Olympic teams. As often happens one of the most important bouts happened in the first round when Artur Olech put out European Championship medallist Stefan Panayotov] of Bulgaria on a split decision. Olech comfortably reached the semi-finals and was joined by [Fernando Atzori of Italy and Bob Carmody of the USA. The fourth quarter final was a memorable affair albeit for the wrong reasons. Stanislav Sorokin of the Soviet Union was awarded the fight when Jo Dong-Gi was disqualified for holding his head too low. The Korean refused to leave the ring and sat down in his corner for nearly an hour before he eventually left. Sorokin could not benefit further from this decision because he was forced to withdraw from his semi-final with Olech due to an eye injury. Atzori won his semi-final on a 4-1 judges decision against Carmody then won another 4-1 decision over Olech in the final despite being hampered by a cut eye. The Italian went on to a professional career and held the European flyweight title between 1967 and 1972 and again in 1973. Bob Carmody's life ended just three years after his Olympic appearance when, serving with the US Cavalry in Vietnam, he was killed when his company was ambushed by the Vietcong.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fernando Atzori 22 Italy ITA Gold
2 Artur Olech 24 Poland POL Silver
3T Bob Carmody 26 United States USA Bronze
3T Stanislav Sorokin 23 Soviet Union URS Bronze
5T Otto Babiasch 27 Germany GER
5T John McCafferty 19 Ireland IRL
5T Jo Dong-Gi 26 South Korea KOR
5T Constantin Ciucă 23 Romania ROU
9T Shuta Yoshino 21 Japan JPN
9T Nam Singh Thapa 18 Nepal NEP
9T Sulley Shittu 18 Ghana GHA
9T Darryl Norwood 19 Australia AUS
9T John McCluskey 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Dominador Calumarde 17 Philippines PHI
9T Winston Van Cuylenburg 21 Sri Lanka SRI
9T Tibor Papp 20 Hungary HUN
17T Rafael Carbonell 20 Cuba CUB
17T Jumaat Ibrahim 25 Malaysia MAS
17T Mahmoud Mersal 23 Egypt EGY
17T Luis Romo 20 Argentina ARG
17T Veerapan Komolsen 18 Thailand THA
17T Bawa Maung 20 Myanmar MYA
17T Nasser Aghaie 20 Iran IRI
17T Wang Chee-Yen 17 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Walter Henry 27 Canada CAN
17T Lee Kam Wah 24 Hong Kong HKG
17T John Kamau 17 Kenya KEN
17T Stefan Panayotov 23 Bulgaria BUL