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Boxing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight

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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: POL Marian Kasprzyk
Silver: URS Ričardas Tamulis
Bronze: FIN Pertti Purhonen
ITA Silvano Bertini

Summary

At welterweight the Lithuanian Ričardas Tamulis, representing the Soviet Union, reigned supreme. The 1964 Olympics came in the middle of his run of three successive European Championship victories. He cruised into the final where he would face the 1960 bronze medallist Marian Kasprzyk of Poland. The Pole had been given a life ban by his national federation following a conviction for assault and only returned to the ring when the ban was commuted shortly before the Tokyo Games. Kasprzyk, though fighting with a broken thumb suffered in his first fight, had beaten another top rated fighter in Italy's Silvano Bertini in the semi-final and repeated the trick with a shock victory against Tamulis. Kasprzyk returned to the Olympic Games in 1968 but was eliminated in his opening contest.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Marian Kasprzyk 25 Poland POL Gold
2 Ričardas Tamulis 26 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Pertti Purhonen 22 Finland FIN Bronze
3T Silvano Bertini 24 Italy ITA Bronze
5T Ernest Mabwa 23 Uganda UGA
5T Issaka Daboré Niger NIG
5T Mick Varley 24 Great Britain GBR
5T Kichijiro Hamada 21 Japan JPN
9T Bruno Guse 25 Germany GER
9T Constantin Niculescu 20 Romania ROU
9T Hans-Erik Pedersen 20 Denmark DEN
9T Bohumil Němeček 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
9T Hussein Saddik 25 Egypt EGY
9T Felipe Pereyra 22 Argentina ARG
9T Sikuru Alimi 22 Nigeria NGR
9T Manfredo Alipala 25 Philippines PHI
17T Alfonso Ramírez 21 Mexico MEX
17T Maurice Frilot 23 United States USA
17T Hong Tshun-Fu 24 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Boniface Hie Toh 28 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
17T Malcolm Bulner 20 Sri Lanka SRI
17T Frank Roberts 19 Australia AUS
17T Frederick Desrosiers 24 Canada CAN
17T Sukda Songsam 22 Thailand THA
17T Virgilio Jiménez 24 Cuba CUB
17T Lee Hong-Man 23 South Korea KOR
17T Misael Vilugrón 26 Chile CHI
17T Gichere Gakungu 22 Kenya KEN
17T Sayed Mahmoudpour Roudsari 25 Iran IRI
17T Khalid Al-Karkhi 24 Iraq IRQ