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Boxing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Date Started: October 13, 1968
Date Finished: October 26, 1968
Events: 11

Participants: 307 (307 men and 0 women) from 65 countries
Youngest Participant: CRC Walter Campos (17 years, 184 days)
Oldest Participant: EGY Hassan Nour-el-Din Aman (37 years, 329 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (7 medals)

Overview

The 1968 Olympic boxing program was expanded by the addition of a light-flyweight class with a weight limit of 48 kg. The boxing tournament was contested in the Arena México, formerly known as the Arena Modelo. The Arena Modelo had been built in 1956 on the site of a previous smaller arena. Both were popular sites for professional boxing and wrestling matches. Seating 16,000 at capacity, Arena México still exists and is still used for occasional major bouts. Seven nations won gold medals in 1968, led by the Soviet Union with three, and the United States and the host Mexicans with two each.

Medalists